Graduate requirements

The University of Hawaii offers a unique opportunity for serious graduate study in an idyllic setting.

The Manoa campus is located in the Manoa Valley of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. The Mathematics Department is located in Keller Hall, near the East--West Center and Hamilton Library, the main research library. The Student Center, Bookstore, and Undergraduate Library are about five minutes on foot from Keller Hall.

Waikiki and the beaches are about a mile away. 

The Mathematics Department offers work leading to the B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The faculty of the Mathematics Department presently consists of 25 permanent members, whose interests span a wide range of modern mathematical research. For further information, click the menu bar on the left and select the Research tab. In addition, see our Faculty Research web pages.

Beginning courses in mathematics are usually taught in sections of no more than 30 students. Advanced undergraduate and graduate classes are small (5 to 20 students) and the mathematics major or graduate student may be assured of individual attention and help.

Requirements for the MA in mathematics Requirements for the PhD in mathematics

Miscellaneous information

I. Calendar

The University of Hawaii is on a two--semester system with two summer sessions. Fall semester starts in late August or early September and Spring in mid--January; first summer session in late May and second summer session in late June. (Note: There is no summer admission to advanced degree programs in the Graduate Division.) The Mathematics Department usually offers only undergraduate courses during the summer sessions, although informal seminars and reading courses are given frequently. There are also teaching opportunities during the summer for graduate assistants.

II. Tuition and fees for graduate students (subject to change without notice)

Tuition and fees are charged according to the number of credit hours carried by the student; auditors (those enrolled in a course for no credit) pay the same fees as students enrolled for credit. For tuition purposes only, a full-time student is any student enrolled for 8 or more credit hours. However, many mathematics students take only 6 credit hours per semester, to allow time for teaching and research.

III. The general and graduate information bulletin

The General and Graduate Information Catalog is available online or may be purchased from the University of Hawaii Bookstore, 2465 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822.

IV. Housing

Almost all room assignments to on-campus residence halls go to Hawaii residents who have priority. There are limited facilities on campus for married students.

For applications and more information, see the website or call or write to the following address: 

Student Housing Office
University of Hawaii
Johnson Hall A
2555 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI  96822-2381 
(808) 956-8177
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