NREM Master's Degree Programs

NREM offers three options for master's degrees:

Plan A – a thesis-driven, research degree that requires a faculty sponsor who has agreed to advise the student.

Plan C – a degree for students with exceptional prior work experience that requires a final written and oral comprehensive examination.

MEM (formerly Plan B) – a course driven, professional degree that requires an integrating capstone experience.


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To meet the integrative, interdisciplinary intent of the NREM program, a set of graduate level courses (the Primary Master's Core) will be required of every student, regardless of his/her selected Plan option or specialization area.


For additional information, refer to the Graduate Student Guide on NREM Graduate page.

For additional information on applying, refer to  NREM Graduate page




Graduate Chair

Dr. Susan Crow
Office: Sherman 132
Phone: (808) 956-8149
Fax: (808) 956-6539

Graduate Committee

Dr. Susan Crow

Dr. Catherine Chan

Dr. Yin-Phan Tsang