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Compare Doctoral Degrees

Degree EarnedProg of StudyResearch FocusProjectCareer Options
New Knowledge in Chosen Field
Philosophy doctorates provide professionals distinguished academic preparation.
Problems of Practice
Two problems of practice
Professional practice doctorates prepare professionals for leadership roles.

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Doctoral Application Process

  1. Fulfill requirements & deadlines

    E.g., field experience, GPA, exams. Note: International deadlines vary.
  2. Submit application materials to UHM Grad Division

    E.g., Grad Division Applications and Forms, Official transcripts, Exam scores.
  3. Submit application materials to COE department

    E.g., Statement of Objectives, Letters of Recommendation, etc.
  4. Additional Requirements

    E.g., Documented field experience, interviews may be required.

Individual programs vary, check program info for details. Choose a program to get started.

Where to Get Help

Advising for Doctoral Programs

PhD in Education

Admissions and advising for PhD in Education programs are handled by the offering department. Chose a specialization and contact the affiliated department.

PhD in Educational Psychology

Admissions and advising is handled by the Educational Psychology department. Learn more about the degree and how to get advising.

EdD in Professional Practice

Contact the Educational Foundations office for more info about advising. Find out more on the EdD degree page.