College of Social Sciences/College of Education
Belonging to the Big West Conference, the University of Hawaii at Manoa enrolls over 20,400 Rainbow Warriors as a public, sea-grant RU/VH research institution with a main 320-acre urban campus in Honolulu just one mile from Ala Moana. Placed in the top 250 global universities by the
Times Higher Education,
UH-Manoa is America's 169th best college and 89th top public school according to the U.S. News. The College of Social Sciences is also recognized for the 101st best psychology degrees nationally.
B.A./B.S. in Psychology
Approaching 100 years of service, the B.A./B.S. in Psychology program at UH-Manoa excels at giving undergraduates the breadth of behavioral knowledge to discover their scholarly interests. The 36-credit Bachelor of Arts major offers greater flexibility in taking psychology courses from a liberal arts perspective with foreign language mastery. The 43-credit Bachelor of Science major dives deeper into biology and the human psyche while developing practical laboratory skills. Some hybrid courses are available to mix traditional face-to-face instruction with online discussions. Students reaching a cumulative 3.5 GPA or better would also qualify for the Honors mentorship and thesis research.
M.Ed. in Educational Psychology
Housed in Wist Hall, the M.Ed. in Educational Psychology utilizes evening classes in Honolulu to promote professionals' competence in analyzing human learning and development. The 30-credit graduate program teaches the quantitative methods for improving curriculum design and assessment in today's diverse society. Possible career outcomes for the program's 50 pupils include teacher leader, school administrator, program evaluator, curriculum designer, and educational consultant. If desired, the master's can be specialized in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation (MSE). Hands-on learning is provided in the Curriculum Research and Development Group (CRDG). The culminating requirement is an original thesis project.
Ph.D. in Psychology
Offered with an en-route Master of Arts (M.A.), the Ph.D. in Psychology from UH-Manoa is the only of psychology degree programs in Hawaii to gain approval from the prestigious APA. The four- to six-year curriculum gives graduates the in-depth lab experience requisite for academic and research positions. Students concentrate their doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Community and Cultural Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Experimental Psychopathology, and Social Psychology. After tackling the advanced core, Ph.D. candidates form a proposal for their 24-credit dissertation project. Clinical students must also pass a year-long internship for licensing.
American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation (APA CoA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
2530 Dole Street
Sakamaki C 400
Honolulu, HI 96822