Architecture, Master | Part time online | University of Hawaii at Manoa | United States
12 months
16824 USD/year
16824 USD/year
7800 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Architecture program at University of Hawaii at Manoa provides students the opportunity to engage in a critical investigation of theory and practice, architectural approaches, concepts, application, and practice. 


Students are challenged to:

  • frame architectural inquiries within social, cultural, and interdisciplinary contexts with an emphasis on Asia and the Pacific and tropical climates;
  • investigate local/global relations evidenced in theory and practice with an emphasis on the quality of the built and natural environment;
  • critically test and expand the definitions of and relationships between the academy and the profession;
  • use research as a basis for the grounding of design and as a primary means of expanding knowledge in the discipline;
  • participate with local and international partners in applied design research and community outreach projects; and
  • Investigate the unique Hawaiian sense of place and its applicability to other international locations.

The program culminates in a capstone project combining research and design. The school’s Asia-Pacific focus is integrated into the curriculum including studio, architectural history, and elective courses. The program therefore aims to prepare students to serve as future professional leaders able to address critical architectural issues specific to the region.


The School of Architecture at University of Hawaii at Manoa responds to our unique tropical location in the Asia Pacific Region and practices its kuleana [“the right or value to a virtuous purpose, responsibility, duty, or obligation”] to advocate cultural, environmental, and social diversity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Complex Advanced Design
  • Building
  • Contemporary Design
  • Urban Design
  • Research Methods
  • Design
  • Comprehensive Studio
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Asia-Pacific Architecture
  • History & Theory
  • Research Seminar
  • Capstone Studio
  • Capstone Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification pages, or a copy of the national identification card if a passport is not available.
  • Submit one transcript or academic record from each institution of higher education attended, including any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take English Language Proficiency.
  • Show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses, including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16824 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16824 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per year during 12 months.


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