Graduate Program

  • 2018 PhD cohort (from L-R): Lin Chia Hua, Pono Fernadez, Joana O'steen, Maria Karaan, Soyeon Kim, Jade Lum and Amy Vegas. Missing: Sarah Goodson

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