Application Procedures

* GOPC Student Application Available for download (PDF)

  1. All Application materials should be sent to
    Graduate Division
    Graduate Admissions
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    2650 Maile Way, Spalding 354
    Honolulu, HI  96822
  2. All application materials must be received by 1 September for admission the following Spring (January), and 1 February for admission the following Fall (August).
     Applications are welcome at any time from currently enrolled UHM graduate students.  See procedures under "Quick Links".
  3. The complete application includes:
    1. Graduate Division Application
      (Under Item 5, Field of Study = Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate, Program Code = GOPC, Degree Sought = GCERT).
      Includes statement of objectives, residency declaration, supplementary information for non-U.S. citizens, transcripts, TOEFL results – if applicable, and application fee payment.
    2. Two letters of recommendation

There is a six-person steering committee for the program which will review the applications and decide which applicants will be accepted.

No financial aid is currently available.

Please contact the GOPC Director if you have questions.

Telephone: (808) 956-8465
Facsimile:  (808) 956-3512


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