M.Ed. in Secondary Education: Concurrent Program


Hawai'i Pacific University's Master of Education in Secondary Education Concurrent Program enables motivated students to get a head start on their master's degree while still enrolled as an undergraduate student.  Through this concurrent program, eligible HPU undergraduates may enroll in graduate courses in education 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 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

To qualify for this program, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a current HPU undergraduate student
  • Have completed 90 credit hours (including current term and any transfer credits)
  • Have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Achieve a passing score on the PRAXIS I  Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
  • Participate in an admissions interview with the School of Education faculty
  • Complete a Petition for Concurrent Registration (PCR)
  • Complete a graduate application

For more information and to get started with this program, contact your undergraduate academic advisor.