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Diplomacy and Military Studies

Hawai'i Pacific University

24 months
950 USD/credit 15675 USD/year
950 USD/credit 15675 USD/year
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The Diplomacy and Military Studies program at the Hawai'i Pacific University have always played a pivotal role in significant political, social, and economic development around the world. To be an effective leader of the future, it is therefore important to have a solid understanding of how diplomacy and the military impact politics and society.


The Diplomacy and Military Studies program at the Hawai'i Pacific University provides you with an interdisciplinary view of the role of diplomacy and military force in world affairs from both a contemporary and historical perspective. 

To acquaint you with different methodologies and approaches to understanding statecraft and the military, the program combines courses in history, political science, international relations, art history, humanities, literature, philosophy, anthropology, strategic studies, and global leadership and sustainable development.

Key facts

The HPU MADMS program was the first civilian university in the U.S. to sign an accreditation agreement with the prestigious U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Generous transfer credit is offered to graduates of U.S. Armed Forces’ military colleges and universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations
  • Politics
  • History of Military Thought
  • US Diplomatic History
  • European Diplomatic History
  • Military History: Methods, Approaches and Historiography
  • History of Genocide

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 We recommend applying at least two (2) months prior to the start of the semester: June 1st for Fall entry.


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Individuals wishing to apply to the MADMS degree program at HPU are required to submit the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • $55 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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