MEd, Curriculum Studies

Typical Length 2 years

Delivery Campus-Based

Nationally Accredited

MEd-CS Interdisciplinary is a minimum 30 credit track with two options: (1) the independent study of an area of concentration based on the student’s choice or (2) a set thematic course of study with a cohort of students. Coursework requires twelve core credit hours and at least 18 credit hours of electives. For independent students, the interdisciplinary track can provide flexibility to adapt to their needs and interests and make the best use of faculty expertise. Electives are chosen from a recommended course list, or may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.  Students in any of our cohorted MEd-CS Interdisciplinary programs join a community that take a prescribed set of courses together focused on a particular theme. For information about these interdisciplinary cohorted programs, please go to the Masterʻs:Interdisciplinary drop-down menu above to see a full description of each program.

Who should consider this program

New and experienced Educators who seek additional support in their careers

Common careers

Graduates of the program become leaders at the school, district, state level, and beyond in their particular discipline area/content area.

Admission Requirements

Must have graduated from an accredited, four-year institution of higher education recognized by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), prior to beginning the MEd, Curriculum Studies: Interdisciplinary program.

An Undergraduate Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A transcript from each post-secondary institution attended.

A written statement of objectives as part of your application.

Your resumé or CV.

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Applicants who are not native English speakers may need to take the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) tests. For more information view the Graduate Division website.

International students that have been admitted are required to submit a copy of their Identification documents (i.e. Passport or Identification Card)

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses

How to Apply
Application Deadlines
Starting Semester General Admission International Students Admission
Fall March 1 *

We are currently not admitting international students residing outside of the US into our hybrid or online programs due to legal and tax implications. For more information, please contact Graduate Division at

How to Apply
Tuition & Funding

For the most current information, always refer to the Graduate Division website, UHM regular Tuition & Fees or UHM Outreach College Tuition & Fees.

Financial assistance may be found at:


  • Department of Curriculum Studies Merit-based Giving Tree Scholarship (Notices come out in March)

College of Education

University of Hawaiʻi



Delivery Format

CS programs offer a diverse array of course delivery. Courses may be offered on-campus in the evening or as hybrid online courses. See the UH Mānoa Catalog for details.


The MEd-CS Interdisciplinary track is a 30-credit graduate program consisting of the following:

  • 4 core courses (12-credits)
  • Minimum 6 specialization courses (18-credits)
    • Required and/or recommended coursework and directed study in specialization track. Courses should be chosen in consultation with advisor.
  • Plan B Paper/Project

For a full listing of courses, see the MEd-CS Handbook: Interdisciplinary Education.

Advising & Faculty

Our faculty and staff will provide you with guidance and resources to support your success from beginning to end. You will receive a dedicated faculty advisor to partner with you on your journey.

Program Coordinator
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Patricia Halagao

Professor, Department & Graduate Chair

(808) 956-9295