Graduate Program

  • Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio with Noʻu Revilla and an Albert Wendtʻs Mānoa. Congratulations, Heoli! Dissertation committee: Craig Howes (chair), Noenoe Silva (UR), kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui, Candace Fujikane, Cristina Bacchilega.

29 MA students

56 PhD students

32 Graduate Faculty


Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in English with informal concentrations in:

  • Literary Studies in English
  • Creative Writing. Those admitted to this concentration write a creative thesis as their final project.
  • Composition & Rhetoric
  • Cultural Studies in Asia/Pacific


Doctor of Philosophy in English

  • Those admitted to the creative writing track write a creative dissertation
  • Coursework with a focus on Hawai‘i / Asia / Pacific content