Graduate Program

  • Lyz Soto (left), PhD student, performing Her Bodies of Stories at the Doris Duke Theater, December 3, 2016.

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