NOTE: Visit the UH Office of Graduate Education web site for additional information.

Students are admitted to ORE for graduate studies based on their scholastic records. Candidates for the MS program typically have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, which provides an adequate background in mathematics, science, and mechanics. Students with undergraduate degrees other than engineering will be required to make up deficiencies in basic engineering courses. Students seeking admission to the PhD program should have an MS in engineering, or equivalent qualifications. Exceptionally qualified students with a BS in engineering who do not hold an MS degree may petition for direct admission to the PhD program. Admission letters include a preliminary list of deficiencies, if any, determined by the ORE Graduate Chair.

Deadlines to submit applications for admission to the ORE graduate program are January 15 for fall semester admission and August 15 for spring semester admission. The ORE application checklist includes all the forms and supporting documents that need to be submitted; application materials should be submitted via the UH Office of Graduate Education, with supplemental materials submitted via the Graduate Application Supplemental Documents Upload Website.

Detailed graduate division requirements and forms are available at the University of Hawai‘i Office of Graduate Education Admissions web page. Official scores for the GRE General Test are required from all applicants. Official English Proficiency Exam scores are required from non-native English speaking students. TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language – minimum scores are 600/100 (paper/Internet), with subtest scores of 25 for listening and 25 for speaking. IELTS – International English Language Testing System – minimum score is 7.00.

Forms required by the ORE Department can be downloaded below (all are PDFs):

After the required documents are received, Graduate Division screens the application to ensure that university admission requirements are satisfied. The ORE Admissions Committee and ORE Graduate Chair then evaluate the application and determine the applicant’s admissibility to the ORE program.