Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

Cal Poly Humboldt Master's Student Learning Outcomes

(1) Specialized Knowledge
Students will be able to develop specialized field knowledge and integrated knowledge across content areas.

(2) Frameworks
Students will be able to evaluate a range of viewpoints embedded within varying frameworks that may include temporal, cultural, linguistic, sociopolitical, or technological contexts.

(3) Critical Inquiry
Students will be able to engage in critical inquiry using effective search and evaluation strategies.

(4) Application
Students will be able to integrate knowledge and practice through application of disciplinary or interdisciplinary learning across a variety of contexts.

(5) Communication
Students will be able to communicate ideas effectively to multiple audiences orally and in writing.

(6) Ethics
Students will be able to reason ethically in evaluating various perspectives, policies, and/or practices relevant to one's field of study.

(7) Equity and Justice
Students will be able to demonstrate research knowledge, practices, and dispositions associated with equity and social, racial, economic, and environmental justice as these apply to effective practices in the discipline.

Acknowledgement: Graduate Learning Outcomes adapted in part from University of San Diego

For more information contact: Mark Wicklund (, associate director of academic assessment