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:

University of Hawaii Graduate Division Admissions Office
2540 Maile Way, Spalding 354
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822

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);
  4. Statement of interest in Graduate Teaching Assistant Position (if applicable). 

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. If interested in being considered for the Graduate Teaching Assistant Position which offers financial support and a tuition waiver (see here for more information), then please provide a one-page TA interest statement, which should include any prior teaching or related experience (e.g. tutoring, mentoring, coaching etc) and motivation for the position.

Please address the second packet to:

Department of Atmospheric Sciences
2525 Correa Road, HIG 350
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822

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 timli@hawaii.eduIf you are interested in a Graduate Research Assistantship, please contact the faculty member(s) you wish to work with directly and/or check for available funded graduate opportunities here . A list of faculty and their research interests can be found hereIf you are interested in a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, you must submit a Statement of interest in Graduate Teaching Assistant Position in your second application package to the Department; you may contact Prof. Christina Karamperidou if you would like more information about this position and its duties. 

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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