University of Hawaii at Manoa

12 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Botany ’s Graduate Program at University of Hawaii at Manoa offers MS and PhD degrees in Botany. Graduate education is in a wide range of botanical specialties, with emphasis placed on tropical botany and conservation.


The Academic Program

Major research areas include terrestrial and marine plant ecology, evolution, systematics, conservation, ethnobotany and plant microbe interactions.

Hawai`i provides an outstanding location for many types of botanical studies. The rich endemic flora and the insular isolation provide unique opportunities for studies of evolution, conservation biology, and alien plant invasions.  The Botany program is offered at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Similarly, a mixture of local cultures and our proximity to the other Pacific island nations allow studies of plants in a human context.

Research studies are not limited to the Hawaiian Islands. Faculty and students have research projects in many areas throughout the world.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Master's Plan B/C Studies 
  • Grant Writing and Your Career in Science 
  • Foundations of Current Botany 
  • Graduate Research Skills 
  • Botanical Seminar 
  • Advanced Botanical Problems
  • Perspectives in Modern Botany 
  • Ecohydrology: Theory and Modeling 
  • Quantitative Ethnobotany 
  • Ethnoecological Methods 
  • Conservation Ethnobiology 
  • Invasion Biology
  • Population Biology 
  • Advances in Plant Ecology
  • Ecological Statistics with R 
  • Hawaiian Vascular Plants 
  • Nomenclature and Practical Systematics 
  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 
  • Scientific Teaching Tools to Promote Active Learning 
  • Environmental Physiology Seminar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. 
  • Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16824 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16824 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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