Graduate Programs


Your academic qualifications will be evaluated by our faculty and appropriate recommendations will be made to the Graduate Division. Please submit two packets of information, one to the Graduate Division and another directly to the Atmospheric Sciences Department.

Please send the first packet containing the following to the Graduate Division:

  1. Application form;
  2. One official copy of transcripts directly from the registrar of each institution attended;
  3. Official GRE (GEN) scores (required of all doctoral applicants; strongly recommended for M.S. applicants);
  4. Official TOEFL score report (Foreign applicants); and
  5. Application fee.

Please address this packet to:

You may contact the Graduate Division via telephone at 808-956-8544 or via email at, or visit their website at

Please also submit a second packet containing the following to the Department of Atmospheric Sciences:

  1. Interest statement;
  2. Three letters of recommendation from former professors or employers;
  3. Curriculum vitae (one page).

In order to provide you with the most appropriate academic guidance for your individual needs, we request a brief statement describing your interest in atmospheric sciences. Your one-to-two page interest statement should explain why you have chosen to continue your education in atmospheric sciences. It should also briefly state your work experience and career plans, as well as any specialization preferences you wish to express.

Please address the second packet to:

You may contact the Atmospheric Sciences Department via telephone at (808) 956-8775 or via email at You may also contact our graduate chair, Tim Li at (808) 956-9427 or

You will be notified as soon as action is taken on your application by the Graduate Division.


Application deadlines:


Semester U.S. Applicants International Applicants
Fall March 1 January 15
Spring October 1 August 1


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