Conferral of Degrees
The UHM confers degrees three times annually — in December, May, and August. Students who complete all of their degree requirements at any time during the semester may, upon written request, receive certification from the Graduate Division that the degree will be conferred at the end of the appropriate term, provided their records are clear of all discrepancies.
Filing for Graduation
Students who plan to graduate need to file a Graduate Application for Degree with the Office of Graduate Student Services, by the deadline specified in the Calendar. Note fees listed below:
- $30 graduation and diploma fee
- $21 binding fee for the thesis or dissertation (master’s plan A and doctoral students only)
- ProQuest publication fee as applicable (See Thesis & Dissertation < Submission & Publication.)
In addition to filing the application for degree by the appropriate deadline, students also need to observe deadlines for the final examination and for the submission of thesis or dissertation. The various deadlines, the date of commencement and other related information are published on the bulletin board outside the Office of Graduate Student Services, in the Calendar, and on MyUH.
Issuance of Diploma
Diplomas are issued by the Office of Admissions and Records two months after graduation. Students can also obtain a Hawaiian language version of their degree. All inquiries regarding diplomas should be addressed to the Office of Admissions and Records.
Students who have completed all requirements for their degree and who wish to postpone graduation to a later date may do so only with sound academic reasons, which must be verified by their graduate chair. During the additional semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) prior to graduation, all students must be enrolled in at least one credit (ie: Plan B 500, Thesis 700, or Dissertation 800).