Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology Program

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Admission Requirements

Each applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree and a graduate (PhD or PsyD) degree in psychology from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or its equivalent from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher learning. The standards of the degree in question must be equivalent in scholarship requirements to those maintained in the undergraduate program at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo.

The applicant must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or the equivalent from the last 60 semester credits (or equivalent) in the undergraduate degree completed, or must hold a graduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in his/her graduate program.

Applicants must hold a current state licence as a psychologist and maintain state licensure.  Applicants must also practice as a health services provider psychologist as defined by state law, where applicable, or as defined by the APA (See

To apply, please submit the following materials and supporting documents to:

University of Hawaii at Hilo
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP)
Office of Student Services
MSCP Program Admissions
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Fax: (808) 933-3889


Electronic or faxed documents will be accepted, however official transcripts will need to be mailed directly from source institution.
To apply for Fall 2016, a complete application including transcripts must be received by August 8, 2016.

Required Documents:

International Applicants:

Foreign applicants must also submit:

International Transcript Information for Graduate Students

All applicants with international transcripts are required to send these transcripts for professional evaluation by one of the following credential evaluation service providers listed below. This evaluation must be sent directly from one of the evaluation agencies below directly to The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo, MSCP Admissions. In addition applicants must send both a transcript, in the original language from the source institution as well as an English translation (if available from the source institution) directly to the DKICP at UH Hilo. Transcripts, which are printed in languages other than English, must be accompanied by an official translation. Some colleges and universities provide transcripts in both languages. Please check with your school.

Transcript Evaluation Agencies Phone / Fax Website
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400 / (414) 289-3411 ECE Admissions web site
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
3600 Market Street, Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651
(215) 243-5858 ICD Admissions web site
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Credentials Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
(310) 258-9451 / (310) 342-7086 IERF Admissions web site
Foundation for International Services
505 5th Avenue South, Suite 101
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 248-2255 / (425) 248-2262 FIS Admissions web site
World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311 / (212) 739-6100 WES Admissions web site

Application Review

The DKICP Office of Student Services receives applications and supporting documents and maintains the applications through final notification. If you do not hear from us within 30 days of your submission of your application, please contact the DKICP Office of Student Services at (808) 932-7700. Applications that meet the admission criteria will be forwarded to the MSCP Program Admissions Committee for a comprehensive review and consideration into the program. (Please note: Meeting of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Acceptance into the program is competitive.)