Online Graduate Degrees

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Earn an advanced credential designed for your lifestyle

Hawai‘i Pacific University understands that your graduate education needs to fit in with your already full schedule. That’s why we’ve built our 100% online programs with you as the focus. When you join the HPU 'ohana, or "family," you can prepare to grow in your career while applying new skills immediately.

Fusing our unmatched cultural diversity with personal support and seamless virtual instruction, HPU’s online programs allow modern professionals to explore the subjects they’re most passionate about so they can graduate career- and world-ready.

Choose the program that's right for you

Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Develop a transcultural approach to advanced nursing practice that can be applied in a variety of clinical settings by earning your online MSN from HPU’s College of Nursing. Choose from Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) concentrations.

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Thrive within your specialized area of practice through the online DNP from HPU’s College of Nursing. Choose from two tracks: BSN-DNP or MSN-DNP. With the BSN-DNP track, you can tailor your doctorate as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP).

Online Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing (PMC)

Expand your area of practice by adding an additional NP specialty through the online PMC from HPU’s College of Nursing. Prepare for board certification exams as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP).

Online Master of Science in Product Management (MSPM)

Gain a comprehensive skill set that prepares you to have a deep understanding of the consumer experience, so you can help businesses and organizations successfully bring new products, services, or e-commerce offerings to market. Additionally, all graduates of the MSPM program earn three micro-credentials and a Google certificate during completion of their coursework.

Online Master of Arts in Health Communication (MA in HealthComm)

Get the expertise to communicate health-related messaging effectively and clearly to patients, families, staff, and entire communities across various digital and non-digital channels. You’ll have the opportunity to examine how people, individually and collectively, understand and respond to health and illness and corresponding communications, so you can successfully convey health-related messages to a diverse audience.

You Are ‘Ohana

We invite you to experience our values firsthand as a member of the HPU family.

Why Study With HPU?

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Our Mission and Values


Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society.


Home to over 5,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, we offer a unique combination of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. We’ve worked hard to build a learning environment where everyone feels included and empowered to make a positive impact in their communities.


Our commitment to inclusion is directly evidenced in our value system of pono, kuleana, and aloha. These enduring Hawai’ian values color everything we do, including how we educate students in our online graduate programs.


Meaning “righteous, honest and moral, and an energy of necessity.”


Meaning “responsibility and rights, and concern for all interests, property, and people.”


Meaning “hello, goodbye, love, kindness and grace, unity, humility, patience, and waiting for the right moment.”

Accreditation and Rankings

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Recognized as one of the top Regional Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report

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TOP 8%

Ranked among the top 8% of private universities for graduates’ income mobility for 2017 (New York Times)

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Named the Best Online College in Hawai‘i for return on investment (OnlineU, 2020)

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Accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC/WSCUC)

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Hawai‘i Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (