Graduate Program

  • Congratulations to Dr. Leora Kava! Dissertation Committee: Craig Santos Perez (Chair), Noenoe Silva (UR), Cristina Bacchilega, Candace Fujikane, Konai Helu Thaman, Joyce Pualani Warren.

20 MA students

58 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