PhD in Education, Exceptionalities Specialization

Apply Now Instructions

The University of Hawaii Graduation Division application period is from October 1 to February 1. All documents must be submitted by February 1 (Final Deadline).

Foreign student deadline is January 15.

All applications to the Ph.D. program are considered new applications (applications by petition are not accepted).

1. Complete and submit online application to UH Manoa Graduate Division ($100)

Graduate Division

2540 Maile Way

Spalding 354

Honolulu, HI 96822.

2. COE Makalei Application (free)

  • Select:
    • Degree: Doctoral Degree
    • Program: PhD, Education
    • Semester start: Fall
    • Specialization: Exceptionalities
  • Check off (no additional steps):
    • Apply to UHM Office of Grad Education
    • Completed Master’s Degree
    • Prior Experience
  • Complete first, then check off:
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
      • You may check the box once you have registered to take the exam. Make sure the official scores are received by Feb. 1.
    • Submitted Transcripts
    • Statement of Objectives (upload)
    • Current Resumé or CV (upload)
    • Sample of Scholarly Writing (upload)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
    • You need to input contact info for your 3 references and then you can check the box.
    • You do not need to have all the letters uploaded before submitting your application. You can upload them afterwards.
    • Your references are emailed a link and can upload your letters for you.

To inquire about your application status, email

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