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General Information


Hawai‘i Pacific University is an independent, coeducational, career-oriented, comprehensive university with a foundation in the liberal arts. The University offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees in a variety of disciplines, as well as the Bachelor of Social Work. Master’s degrees are offered in the arts, business administration, criminal justice, education, public administration, public health, the sciences, and social work. The Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Doctor of Occupational Therapy are offered. HPU also offers associate degrees through the College of Professional Studies, and on O‘ahu military installations.

Hawai‘i Pacific University is

  • accredited by: the WASC  Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC); the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); the Council on Education for Public Health (CPEH); the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

  • authorized by the Hawai‘i Post-Secondary Authorization Program and approved by Hawai‘i as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) institution.

  • designated as a State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board.

  • approved for veterans’ benefits and authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

  • an applied learning institution offering a variety of hands-on research and career-related work experiences and internships as an integral part of the curriculum.

Please refer to the Hawai‘i Pacific University website at for the latest updates on academic programs and university policies.