Humboldt State University Graduate Program Reviews

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87%
of students recommend
(3.81 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 23 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Remote
  • Student Population: 8,790 (8,259 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,461 in-state; $17,389 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2017

The Kinesiology program at Humboldt State University was exceptional in that it was very hands on and also had access to advanced technology that are essential to learn in this field. I enjoyed learning in and out of the classroom from my professors, and enjoyed the atmosphere that HSU had. I hope to take this scholarship (if I get lucky!) and put it towards my student debt or use it as a start for a graduate program! Allie
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Humboldt State is situated within the redwoods on the North Coast of California, its unique ecosystem and tumultuous history of resource extraction make it one of the best places to study environmental systems and natural resource management. One of the greatest strengths of the Natural Resource program at HSU is the integration of its geography into the curriculum, thus bringing tangible experiences and skill sets into education that can be applied outside of the classroom.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

Humboldt State is a great small community campus on the shores of northern California. Surrounded by redwood forests, students both within and outside of the biological sciences department are deeply invested in understanding and working well with nature. It is encouraging working with the natural environment while being surrounded by it, and being surrounded by people who care about sustainability. The campus is working towards becoming a carbon neutral campus. With a community interested in preserving our natural environment, studying forest ecosystems comes second nature as a student here.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Forestry, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences graduate program prepares you for a career in natural resources. Professors are open to new ideas and studies. They are also willing to spend more time helping you succeed.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The Environment and Community MA program is great. It has really been a wonderful experience to be in classes with people from many different disciplines and ways of life. One thing I don't really enjoy is the Northern CA social life. There is a lot of marijuana and that's not great.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

HSU's Multiple Subject Credential Program has strong ties with the surrounding communities that allows us to dive into the classroom for enriching classroom experiences. 46 units for a year of coursework and fieldwork at the current tuition is very reasonable. More organization of the undergrad Elementary Ed. program and more rigor for future students please.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program are as of yet unknown, I begin the program this summer. I have taken classes taught by the Director of the Masters in Social Work Program and am impressed with her knowledge and teaching ability and style. Using this as a guide, I think the pros of the program will probably be that the steps to take for success in the program will be well laid out and easy to understand and obtainable through hard work and perseverance. The cons of the program may be that while carrying 15 units of education, we will also be asked to accumulate 240 hours of internship during the same time. The coming year will be exciting and challenging.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Great surrounding area with lots of outdoor activities. The town of Arcata is not super exciting. The graduate program is good, although it is a really small school with not a whole lot of staff.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The area is beautiful and amazing. The town of Arcata can be a little depressing if you don't get out and see the surrounding areas. The school has good professors, but also has some duds.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

This is a wonderful program for the working adult or parent....or both!! It is long and rural, but that is what drew me to it. The classes are engaging and interesting.
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