Welcome to the Office of Graduate Studies 

Updates In Response To COVID-19

The Office of Graduate Studies is operating from remote locations in compliance with recommendations related to COVID-19 from the California State University system and the Office of the Humboldt State President.

Contact Us

Please communicate with us:

  • Via email  hsugrad@humboldt.edu.  In your email, please include your name, best number and time to reach you, and your HSU ID number if applicable.  Please include a description of the service you need or your question. Your message will be reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate staff member for a reply. We will respond to messages as soon as possible. Messages are reviewed during our normal business hours: Monday – Friday, 8 – 5.

  • Call (707) 826-5194
    Leave the Graduate Studies team a message. Please include your first and last name, best number and time to reach you, and your HSU ID number if applicable.  Leaving a message will notify our staff, who will return your call within the hour (or at a time you’ve specified.)

  • Via Zoom video conferencing. Contact us to schedule a zoom meeting. 


Information for Graduate Students

We are pleased to welcome new students to Humboldt State University. Graduate Students are supported by many faculty and staff across campus, most notably, their academic departments and the Office of Graduate Studies. Please see the link below for an Orientation Booklet which gives information on campus services, graduation requirements, and more.

pdf icon A Guide for New Graduate Students at Humboldt State University

Summer 2021 Thesis Submission

Please keep in mind the Courtesy Format Review deadline (July 5, 2021) and the Final Submission deadline (July 19, 2021). Make sure that you have applied to Advancement to Candidacy and Graduation. You are required to attend a training session or take the online thesis training course through Canvas to save hours of correcting format errors. For more information regarding thesis/project submissions, please contact cfr@humboldt.edu or Kyle Morgan @ 707-826-5602. As always, feel free to contact Terri Fisher @ 707-826-5194 or hsugrad@humboldt.edu



Our amazing student assistants have worked really hard in cooperation with graduate students, alumni, and faculty to produce this semester's newsletter. Visit our excellent catalog of newsletters.


We Are Humboldt

A short inspirational call-to-action film for HSU faculty developed collaboratively by HSU students. Through personal testimony students share some of their challenges, giving us a glimpse into their life. Faculty briefly reflect on changes in our student body and what motivates them to transform their classes and teaching. Together we are encouraged to actively embrace and revision our learning community.

We Are Humboldt

A group of fisheries students enjoying some lab work out on the ocean.
Hydrology Lab