Admissions (Graduate Programs)

Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) and Biomedical Sciences: Admissions
Application Deadlines

Field Degree Program Fall Spring
Cell & Molecular Biology MS/PhD January 15 No Spring admission
Clinical Research MS May 30 No Spring admission
Communication Sciences & Disorders MS January 15 No Spring admission
Developmental & Reproductive Biology MS/PhD March 1 September 1
Tropical Medicine MS/PhD January 15 September 1

Admission Requirements

Click here for link to online application or to download paper application. Applicants need to meet:

1) Graduate Division
admissions standard
and documentation requirements, and

2) Program specific admissions criteria and documentation requirements (see below). See individual programs for coursework requirements and additional program-specific forms and requirements.

Requirement Cell & Molecular Biology Clinical Research Communication Disorders and Sciences Developmental & Reproductive Biology Tropical Medicine
Statement of Objectives
(download form)
Letters of Recommendation 3 3 3 3 2
GRE General Test X X X   X
GRE General Test or MCAT   X   X  
GRE Subject Test         Biology or Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology
TOEFL Scores 500/173/61 500/173/61 600/250/100 560/220/83 580/237/92
Program-specific application forms
CMB Graduate Program Handbook (document download)
Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) Application (additional fee)    
Entering Degree BS, BA in biological or physical sciences BS, BA, MD, DDS, PharmD or related professional degree BS, BA and completion of prerequisite courses BS, BA BS, BA in Biology or other related field

Additional information pertaining to international applicants is located in the section International Students on the Graduate Division website.

Application Fee

Application fee is $100 for all applicants. No application fee waivers or deferments are granted.
Note: An additional application fee is required for applicants to the CSD program.

Applicants may pay by credit card, check or money order. Do NOT send cash. Payment by check or money order must be in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank, and made payable to the University of Hawai’i. Applicants should include their full name and date of birth on the payment.

Submission of Program Specific Documentation Requirements

Official transcripts and TOEFL and GRE scores should be sent directly to Graduate Division Student Services. All program specific documentation requirements should be sent directly to the graduate program.

Applicants to the CSD program are encouraged to contact the program directly ( as program-specific courses and applications are required.

Please note that GRE scores may be required by the graduate program (see above) or by the Graduate Division
(more info).

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