Graduate studies leading to a Master of Science degree are available in nine fields: animal sciences; biological engineering; entomology; food sciences; molecular biosciences and biological engineering; natural resources and environmental management; nutritional science; tropical plant pathology; and tropical plant and soil sciences. Doctor of Philosophy programs are available in six fields: tropical plant pathology, molecular biosciences and bioengineering, entomology, natural resources and environmental management, nutrition, and tropical plant and soil sciences.
Three of CTAHR’s graduate programs in tropical agriculture (entomology, natural resources and environmental management, and tropical plant and soil sciences), have been recognized as distinctive programs by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Qualified students from participating states may enroll in these graduate programs at Hawai‘i-resident tuition rates.
CTAHR utilizes general University facilities, including the libraries, which offer extensive collections and information services, and the computing center, which provides access to individual computers as well as large mainframes. Along with the Pacific Biomedical Research Center, CTAHR sponsors the Biotechnology-Molecular Biology Instrumentation Facility for the benefit of researchers throughout the University of Hawai'i. The college's facilities include a microcomputer laboratory, several research stations, and specialized laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, all of which support research and instruction in the food and agricultural sciences. On-campus affiliations with the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, Water Resources Research Center, East-West Center, Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, Sea Grant College Program, and Hawai'i Natural Energy Institute extend CTAHR's resources. The college is also affiliated closely with off-campus institutions, such as the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, USDA/ARS Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Research Laboratory, Hawai'i Agriculture Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Hawai'i State Department of Agriculture.
Students may contact individual departments, the Graduate Division (2540 Maile Way, Spalding Hall, Honolulu, HI 96822), or Financial Aid Services (2600 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822) for information on grants, fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, tuition waivers, loans, work-study programs, and job opportunities.
Information on CTAHR graduate programs can be obtained from individual CTAHR departments.