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When and How to Apply

There are four terms in an academic year:
• Winter term (January to March)
• Spring term (April to June)
• Summer term (July to September)
• Fall term (October to December)

The priority application deadline is 30 days prior to the start date of the term. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There are four opportunities for entry throughout the year for the following programs:
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master of Education (MED)
• Master of Teaching (MAT)
• Master of Criminal Justice Studies(MSCJS)
• Master of Counseling Psychology (MSCP)
• Master of Pastoral Theology (MPT)

Our programs are designed to accommodate the needs of working and non-traditional students. Courses are offered on campus, online, and in a hybrid mode combining on-campus and online meetings. On-campus courses are normally conducted once a week during the evenings or occasionally on Saturdays.

There is one opportunity for entry throughout the year for the following cohort programs:

• One Year Master of Business Administration (Fall)

• Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership for Adaptation and Change (Summer)

• Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Fall)

• Doctorate of Nursing Practice (Fall)

• Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (Fall)

• Doctor of Education in Educational Psychology (Fall)

• EdS in School Psychology (Fall)

• Review Catalog: Choose your degree, degree concentration, and start term
• Apply Online at
• Pay $50 Application Fee
• Submit official transcript(s)

Submit official transcripts from all previously attended Institutions using the following:
• Option 1: Request the transcript to be mailed directly to the Admissions Office.
• Option 2: Mail or hand-deliver official transcripts to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelope from the Institution.
• Option 3: Institutions that utilize secured electronic transcript services, such as Parchment should email the transcript access information to

If you received your undergraduate degree through Chaminade, you do not need to request or pay for transcripts to be sent. Chaminade University transcripts will be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the Records Office.

Transcripts from Institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by oa member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services and sent directly from the member organization to the Admissions Office.
• National Association of Credential Evaluation Services:


Applicants to the MBA, MEd, MAT and MSCP are required to provide the contact information for three academic and/or professional references on their application for admission.

Requires letters of recommendation. Formats and information on how to submit the letter can be found on the online application.

Upon receipt of the completed graduate application, applicants to the MSCP, PsyD and DNP programs are required to participate in a formal interview either on campus or virtually. Interviews are scheduled after the receipt of all admissions documents.


Entering students are expected to be computer literate, and to have graduate-level writing skills and math skills at the college algebra level. Typically students have two or more years of full-time work experience. Generally the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), letters of reference and interviews are not required, but may be included by an applicant if they choose to supplement required application materials. The MBA Program Office may ask for additional supporting material including an interview to strengthen the case of application of an applicant who do not meet one or more admission standards. Applicants must also submit answers to the following questions.
• Describe how your work experience has prepared you for future graduate study in the MBA Program
• Describe in detail the long-range career goals you have at this time relative to the MBA Program.

Writing Sample: 200 to 300 words essay on the topic of: “Why you want to pursue a master’s program at this point in your life”. The essay can be included in the online graduate application for admission.

Letter of intent: “Why do you want a MPT degree and how do you plan to use it?” (200-300 words)

Article Reflection Essay: Read the article “Eating with Honor: The Corinthian Lord’s Supper in Light of Voluntary Association Meal Practices”. The article can be found on the online application linked in the Admission Requirement section. Explain why Paul deplored the honor of shame code of the Corinthian cultural environment in relation to Eucharist. According to Rachel McRae, how does Paul reconfigure the behaviors of the Mediterranean world for the followers of Christ as the Lord’s Supper?

All visa-related issues are handled by the Enrollment Specialist or Registrar, who can be reached at (808) 739-8554. This office issues I-20 Forms, required to obtain an F-1 Student Visa in the student’s country of citizenship (to be done before arrival in the U.S.). At registration, students must provide a copy of his or her passport/visa. The student will then be issued an updated I-20 that will change from “pending” to “continued attendance at this school”. To maintain student visa status while in the United States, all international students must:
1. Have a valid passport
2. Attend the school that the student is authorized to attend
3. Carry the equivalent of a full course study of at least 6 credits per term for graduate students
4. Apply for extension of stay when necessary
5. Obtain prior approval each time the student leaves to travel outside of the United States from the Enrollment Specialist 6. Follow procedures to continue from one education level to another and/or transfer
7. Obtain authorization prior to accepting any employment 8. Report immediately any change of residence to the Enrollment Specialist

In addition to regular admission requirements, international applicants who native language is not English must submit either:
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum score on the TOEFL –IBT is 79. (
• Ilets, minimum score is 6.5 (
• PTE, minimum score is 53 (
• Apply for an evaluation of post-secondary transcripts from the following organization: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (

All international students must provide a statement from a banking association of available financial resources to cover tuition, room and board, books, and other expenses while attending school.

Proof of U.S. provider accepted health insurance is required for international students.

Students must submit proof of a clear TB test or chest X-ray, given and read less than one year prior to the start of the school semester. TB tests or chest Xrays are required by law by the State of Hawai’i. International students must submit a chest X-ray, which may be taken in their country of citizenship if desired.

Official transcripts, official test scores, and letters of recommendation may be mailed directly to the following address:

Chaminade University of Honolulu
Attention: Admissions Department
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Institutions that utilize from secured electronic transcript services such as Parchment, should email the transcript access information to