Research and contact faculty whose research aligns with your research interests.
Search for graduate fellowship funding and adhere to the deadlines. (e.g., NSF Graduate Research Fellowship deadline is usually in early early October)
Ask at least 3 potential recommenders if they will write a letter of recommendation and complete an evaluation form for you.
Prepare your Statement of Objectives
Register to take the GRE and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable).
August - November
Apply to the University of Hawaiʻi through the Graduate Division. Have your transcripts sent directly to the Graduate Division. You must follow up with their office directly regarding your UH application. This is separate and in addition to your application to a graduate program such as the MBGP.
October - December
Apply to the MBGP. Submit all required documents as indicated in the "How to Apply" section. The deadline is December 15 (in 2018, since December 15 falls on a weekend, we will accept application materials until December 17).
November - December
Remind recommenders to upload their letters of recommendation and Evaluation forms. Deadline is December 15 (in 2018, since December 15 falls on a weekend, we will accept application materials until December 17).