Public Administration in Hawaii
Hawaii is the youngest state in the United States, having joined the Union in 1959. It’s the only island state in the United States and is 43rd in the country in terms of size and 40th in population.
Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and its largest city. The metropolitan area on the island of Oahu, though, is the largest metropolitan area.
Hawaii is different than most parts of the United States in terms of culture, which is a combination of the rich native cultures there and the laid back mood on the tropical islands. Even businessmen in Hawaii typically dress much less formally. One of the famous customs in Hawaii is greeting visitors with a lei when they arrive in the state. A lei is a traditional floral wreath that is draped over the shoulders.
One of the most famous tourist destinations in Hawaii is Pearl Harbor, which is a deep-water base for the United States Navy. It is well-known as the location of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, in which the Empire of Japan attacked the United States. That drew the U.S. into World War II. The base is a National Historic Landmark and there are several landmarks and memorials associated with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
Schools in Hawaii that Offer a Master of Public Administration
As an island state with a limited number of universities, there is only one Master of Public Administration program in Hawaii. Unfortunately, it is not accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Aside from the University of Hawaii, residents of the 50th state will be limited to online educations for their Master of Public Administration.
The University of Hawaii is a public university system that was established in 1907. Its main campus is located in Honolulu. The University of Hawaii has more than 50,00 students spread out across three campuses. The campus in Honolulu is officially known as the University of Hawai’I at Manoa, and is often referred to as UH. There are about 14,000 undergraduate students and more than 6,000 postgraduate students at this campus of UH.
There are eight major islands making up Hawaii, with the most prominent being Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. The latter is known colloquially as “The Big Island.”