Concurrent Programs

Hawai'i Pacific University's Concurrent program enables motivated students to get a head start on their master's degree while still an undergraduate student.  Through the Concurrent program eligible, HPU undergraduates may enroll in certain graduate courses and earn both graduate and undergraduate credit simultaneously for the same course. A student has the opportunity to earn three semester hours of graduate credit for every concurrent course completed. A maximum of 12 semester hours may be earned in the program.

The Concurrent Credit Program allows you to:

  • Shorten the time it takes to earn a master's degree
  • Save tuition costs
  • Take courses that fit your major
  • Benefit from academic advising that meets your needs



  • Applicant must be a current HPU undergraduate student
  • Completed 90 credit hours (including current term and any transfer credits)
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • In a designated program with Petition for Concurrent Registration (PCR)



  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Communication (MA)
  • Diplomacy and Military Studies(MA)
  • Human Resource Management (MA)
  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Global Leadership and Sustainable Development (MA)
  • Marine Science (MS)
  • Organizational Change (MA)
  • Public Administration (MPA) 
  • Secondary Education (MEd)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (MA)



  • National Security and Strategic Studies