Graduate Programs

Humboldt State University

Graduate Studies

Humboldt State University

217A Siemens Hall
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

Tel: (707) 826-3949

The Graduate Experience
At Humboldt State University, students learn by doing. Classroom experience is complemented by hands-on participation in research and creative activities with other students and talented faculty.

Humboldt State provides state-of-the-art research and performance facilities, including a 760-seat theatre and experimental studios; child development, kinesiology, cartography, and geospatial analysis labs; a psychology clinic; a fish hatchery and wildlife game pens; a marine wildlife care facility, the Telonicher Marine Science Lab, and a seagoing research vessel; a 320-acre experimental forest, greenhouse, and herbarium; the Schatz Energy Research Center and the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology; art galleries; and a natural history museum.

Student Success
Humboldt offers six MA programs (Applied Anthropology, Education, English, Social Science/Environment and Community, Psychology, Sociology), four MS programs (Biology, Environmental Systems, Kinesiology, Natural Resources), an MBA program, and an MSW program.

Quick facts about Humboldt State:

  • U.S. News and World Report ranks Humboldt State among the top ten percent regional colleges and universities; Money magazine lists the university as one of the "best buys" in the nation and the West.
  • With a student-to-faculty ratio of 22, students enjoy small classes and close interaction with faculty.
  • Humboldt State's award-winning faculty (with honors from Intel/Tech Museum, the American Academy of Sciences, international film festivals, Wang Family-CSU, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation) help students succeed.

Humboldt Campus
Humboldt State is located on the spectacular North Coast of California among the Pacific Ocean, six scenic rivers, snow-capped mountains and the world's tallest trees. Our hometown of Arcata, California., is 270 miles north of San Francisco and 95 miles south of the Oregon border. Along with and nearby Eureka, the area features plenty of coffee houses, restaurants, shops, and amazing outdoor recreation opportunities. In fact, Outside magazine named Arcata one of its top 15 college towns and National Geographic writes that Arcata is one of its "50 next great adventure towns."

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Last Update: June 08, 2016