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How to Apply

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Complete ALL application steps below:

All applicants must apply for admission to both UH Mānoa through the Graduate Division AND to the Marine Biology Graduate Program. Follow all steps below to ensure that a complete application packet is submitted by the deadline.

Annually, the application deadline for admission the following fall semester is December 15

  • The application period for Fall 2019 has closed (applications for Fall 2020 should start being accepted in August 2019, but keep an eye on this page for complete details.
  • Applications are only accepted for fall semesters).
  • Although we do not have a "priority deadline," we strongly encourage you to submit at least the MBGP Supplemental Info Form (see below) before the end of November, so that we know to expect your application and can send you any reminders/updates.

Although it is not required, it is strongly advised that applicants contact those Regular/Cooperating Faculty in the Program who do research in an area of interest to determine if there is mutual interest in possibly working together.

If you have questions, our page of Admissions FAQs might be helpful. Otherwise, please e-mail
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