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 November)
Ask at least 3 potential recommenders if they will write a letter of recommendation 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. Deadline is December 15.
November - December
Remind recommenders to send in their letters of recommendation and Grad Assistant Evaluation forms. Please ask them to send documents as PDFs to email@example.com. Deadline is December 15.