The University of Hawaii at Manoa's Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Distance Education Masters of Social Work Program will begin accepting applications and also hold informational sessions in Maui County.
The program allows Neighbor Island students to collaborate and gets hands-on training and experience in the challenges that rural social workers face, according to a news release.
The master's degree program is available at the University of Hawaii Maui College as well as on extension campuses on Molokai and Lanai and in Hana.
Informational sessions will be held for people interested in the fall 2013 cohort. The sessions will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center Wailuku office and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the UH-MC Laulima Building, Room 212.
A session will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Hana Education Center. Sessions on Lanai and Molokai will be announced later.
Program applications are due by Dec. 15.