Our Programs

Welcome!

We would like to welcome and thank you for choosing or considering Cal Poly Humboldt to pursue your Master’s degree. 

We offer 13 graduate degree programs including many “hands-on” experiences through lab and fieldwork. Our mission is to provide quality post-baccalaureate programs, set and maintain high academic standards for graduate courses and degree programs, and serve the Humboldt Community. Our graduate programs are part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), allowing students from the Western US states and territories to pay in-state tuition.

At Humboldt, you'll explore new ideas while learning more about yourself. Your professors will know you by name, and your education will go beyond the classroom with original research and real-world projects. You'll be part of a campus known for its longstanding commitment to social and environmental responsibility. And when you graduate, you'll have more than just a degree – you'll have the skills to go far in life and make your community better.

We believe that you, too, will love the Humboldt community and Cal Poly Humboldt.

Sincerely,

Office of Graduate Studies

 

Cal Poly Humboldt - Office of Graduate Studies

  • Learn about the Humboldt Graduate Admissions requirements here.
  • Application Process, Deadlines, Links

  • Cal State Apply (general CSU application for all campuses). Note that your application will require an Application Fee. If this fee is a barrier, please refer to Cal State Apply for possible fee waivers.

 

Applied Anthropology (MA)

Applied Anthropology (MA)

Anthropology is a holistic science dedicated to the study of human cultural and biological diversity and evolution. Anthropology is unique in that it integrates fields of study that traditionally span multiple disciplines in the sciences, arts, and professional studies.

Degree: Master of Arts

Anthropology Website »

Program Coordinator
Gordon Ulmer
Gordon.Ulmer@humboldt.edu

 

Biology (MS)

Biology (MS)

Graduate students in the Biology program at Cal Poly Humboldt pursue investigations with an emphasis in the laboratory, forests, marine habitats, or a variety of other settings.

Degree: Master of Science

Biological Sciences Website »

Program Coordinator
Paul Bourdeau
Paul.Bourdeau@humboldt.edu

Business (MBA)

Business (MBA)

The MBA program is a one-year program, designed for students from disciplines other than business administration such as biology, engineering, art, psychology, and natural resources.

Degree: Master of Business Administration

Business Website »

Program Coordinator
Joshua Zender Joshua.Zender@humboldt.edu

Education (MA)

Education (MA)

The graduate program in Education prepares students to explore the intellectual rigor inherent in the discipline and helps develop more effective strategies to meet the needs of students of all ages.

Degree: Masters of Arts

Education MA »

Program Coordinator
Marisol Ruiz
marisol.ruiz@humboldt.edu

Engineering and Community Practice (MS)

Engineering and Community Practice (MS)

The one-year M.S. in Engineering and Community Practice degree addresses state and national workforce needs and is tailored to those who wish to pursue resource management positions that require strong technological and management skills with a particular focus on interfacing and working with Indigenous and traditionally underserved communities.

Degree: Master of Science

Engineering and Community Practice »

Program Coordinator
Qualla Ketchum
qjk3@humboldt.edu

Environmental Systems (MS)

Environmental Systems (MS)

Environmental Systems at Cal Poly Humboldt is an interdisciplinary Master of Science program that helps students better understand and shape the complex systems that underpin our society. GRE is Not Required.

Degree: Master of Science

Environmental Systems on CNRS »

Program Coordinator
Dr. Margaret Lang
CNRSmast@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-3256

Degree Options: Energy Technology & Policy, Environmental Resources Engineering, Geology Member Western Regional Graduate Program

Environment and Community (MA)

Environment and Community (MA)

The graduate program in Environment & Community at Cal Poly Humboldt is a two-year interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Social Science.

Degree: Master of Arts 

Environment & Community Website »

Program Coordinator
Kaitlyn Reed

kaitlin.reed@humboldt.edu

Degree Options: Environment & Community

English (MA)

English (MA)

The Master of Arts in English program at Cal Poly Humboldt has an emphasis on Applied English Studies.

Degree: Master of Arts

English Website »

Program Coordinator
Dr. Janet Winston
winston@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-3913
Office: FH 213

Kinesiology (MS)

Kinesiology (MS)

The Master of Science program offers advanced study in Kinesiology to prepare graduate students for doctoral and professional programs and careers in the promotion of physical activity.

Degree: Master of Science

Kinesiology Website »

Program Coordinator

Rock Braithwaite
Rock.Braithwaite@humboldt.edu


(707) 826-4543
Office: KA 336

Natural Resources (MS)

Natural Resources (MS)

The Natural Resources Graduate Program includes four options (one of which must be specified on the application). The options are Environmental Science & Management, Fisheries, Forestry Watershed & Wildland Sciences, and Wildlife.

Degree: Master of Science

Natural Resources Website »

Program Coordinator
Andrew Stubblefield
Andrew.Stubblefield@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-3258
Office: FR 212

Degree Options: Environmental Sciences & Management; Fisheries; Forestry, Watershed & Wildland Sciences; Wildlife (see below for links)

Public Sociology (MA)

Public Sociology (MA)

The Master’s Degree in Public Sociology opens up a diverse and powerful array of resources for students to cater their experience to their interests and goals.

Degree: Master of Arts

Sociology Website »

Program Coordinator

Mary Virnoche
Mary.Virnoche@humboldt.edu 


Degree Options: Teaching Sociology; Practicing Sociology (see below for details)

Psychology (MA)

Psychology (MA)

The Psychology department at Cal Poly Humboldt has three graduate programs that lead to a Master's degree in Psychology: Academic Research, Counseling and School Psychology.

Degree: Master of Arts

Psychology Website »

Program Coordinators

Academic Research: Amber Gaffney

Amber.Gaffney@humboldt.edu

Counseling: Carrie Aigner carrie.aigner@humboldt.edu

School Psychology: Francis DeMatteo Francis.Dematteo@humboldt.edu

Degree Options: Academic Research; Counseling; School Psychology 

 

Social Work (MSW)

Social Work (MSW)

The MSW program offers a full-time, two-year course of study and an advanced standing one-year program for candidates with an accredited undergraduate degree in social work.

Degree: Master of Social Work 

Social Work Website »

Program Coordinator

Pam Bowers
phb44@humboldt.edu

(707) 826-4552

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