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  • Address
    2410 Campus Road Architecture Building Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
  • Architecture Degrees

    Professional Architecture Degrees (Graduate)

    Doctor of Architecture (D.Arch.)
  • Tuition

    Graduate Tuition – In State

    $6,500 - $11,500

    Graduate Tuition – Out of State

    $31,500 - $36,500
  • Full-Time Students
  • School Deadlines
    Spring Semester
    Finanical Aid Sept. 1 Final Oct. 1

    Fall Semester
    Financial Aid Feb. 1 Final May 1

University of Hawaii At Manoa

School of Architecture

The School resides in a vibrant research university committed to leadership, excellence, and innovation. The School has a diverse student body of 280 Doctor of Architecture (D.Arch.) students. The School is strategically positioned between the U.S. and Asia, and is currently the only program offering a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) first professional doctorate architecture degree.The School is a center for teaching, research, and community outreach in Hawaii, the Asia Pacific, and world. The School fosters intensive engagement of theory and practice.


The University of Hawaii Manoa (UHM), is the major research university of the University of Hawaii System, a Carnegie Foundation "RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)". UHM has over 20,000 students, and comprises nine colleges and eight professional schools. Students pursue a comprehensive liberal and professional education in a multicultural urban environment. The School's program actively engages the multi-disciplinary UHM resources in developing critical and creative thinkers able to address pressing world issues.

School Philosophy

The School of Architecture offers a global collaborative approach to improving the built and natural environment founded on intellectual inquiry, creative problem solving, and outreach with a commitment to prominence in innovative architectural education, design excellence, sustainability, and research with a focus on Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia.


The program allows students to expand their ability to lead positive change in the built and natural environment. The program accepts students from high school or those holding prior degrees, and may be completed in three years to seven years depending on prior academic work and the evaluation of transfer credit. The program includes study abroad programs, community design, research lab experience, doctorate project research, and professional studio experiences.

of Focus

1. Cross-Cultural Contexts > Human Experiences
2. Design/Build
3. Digital Design & Visualization
4. History | Theory | Criticism
5. Public Health
6. Resilience
7. Urbanism

Study Abroad
Large-format Printer
Laser Cutter
3D Printing
CNC Milling
Fabrication Lab

Transfer Policies

If you do not have 24 transferable credits, admission will be based on both your college and high school work. You must meet the admission requirement for both freshman and transfer students.

These are the minimum GPA requirements: 2.0 (Hawaii Resident), 2.5 (Non-Resident). Professional and certain other programs may require higher GPAs and additional prerequisite course work. Please check with the appropriate department for more information: (http://www.arch.hawaii.edu)

All applicants must meet application deadlines set by the University. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Admission requirements are currently under review and are subject to change.

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