Graduate Program

  • Recipients of the Elizabeth McCutcheon Endowed Scholarship for Literary Studies, Aaron Kiilau and Erin Cheslow, with Professor McCutcheon at our reception in December 2017

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