Graduate Student Success Plan

This is an approximate timeline and list of milestones to help you plan your time at Humboldt State University. Some details may vary by program, so be sure to stay in close communication with your advisor, committee, and/or graduate coordinator, as applicable.

First Semester

    • Develop a tentative graduate course list with your major professor. (Note: 50% of classes at the graduate level)

Second Semester

Third Semester

    • Apply for Advancement to Candidacy and Graduation. Admission to candidacy is an acknowledgment of a student's potential to complete the requirements for the master's degree. (This can also happen in your second semester)

Fourth Semester

    • Complete your coursework
    • Complete the university culminating experience (thesis, project, or comprehensive exam)
    • Submit a final electronic document to the HSU Digital Commons Platform.