Graduate Program

  • Congratulations to Henry Wei Leung, PhD student and winner of the 2016 Omnidawn 1st Poetry Book Prize for the manuscript Goddess of Democracy!

31 MA students

54 PhD students

35 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