Applying for the graduate program

The process of applying for graduate studies in the Energy Technology and Policy (ETaP) or the Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) program is a multi-step process as described below.

Instructions

1) Complete the California State University Graduate Application online at CSU Mentor. A $55.00 application fee is required at time of application.

2) Have three letters of recommendation submitted.  At least one of these letters (and preferably two or three) should be from a former university instructor who may judge your promise as a graduate student. Domestic applicants should request referees to submit letters of recommendation electronically via the CSU Mentor application system.  International applicants should ask referees to send letters directly to HSU by email or postal email to the address indicated below for international applications.
 
The following additional application materials should be sent directly to the Humboldt State University by email or postal mail (addresses for domestic and international applications are below):

3) Arrange to have an official report of your GRE scores sent to HSU’s Office of Admissions (domestic applicants) or International Student Admissions (international applicants) at the address indicated below. You must also include the following code:

Institution Code for Humboldt State University: 4345

4) Contact ALL previous colleges that you have attended and your current college and arrange for each of them to send an OFFICIAL transcript to HSU’s Office of Admissions (domestic applicants) or International Student Admissions (international applicants) at the address indicated below.

5) Send a listing of courses in progress and any other courses to be taken prior to entering any graduate program to HSU’s Office of Admissions (domestic applicants) or International Student Admissions (international applicants) at the address indicated below).

6) Send a carefully written Statement of Purpose to HSU’s Office of Admissions (domestic applicants) or International Student Admissions (international applicants) at the address indicated below. Your statement should (a) identify the option to which you are applying (ERE or ETaP); (b) express your reasons for pursuing a MS degree; and (c) identify potential research areas and mentor(s) that are of interest to you. The statement of purpose should be approximately 500 words in length.

7) Send a resume of your work experience to HSU’s Office of Admissions (domestic applicants) or International Student Admissions (international applicants) at the address indicated below.

ADDRESSES for sending application materials listed above:

Domestic Applicants:  Please send all required application materials directly to the HSU’s Office of Admissions by email to graduate-applicants [at] humboldt [dot] edu, or by postal mail to:

Office of Admissions
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521

International Applicants: Please send all required application materials directly to HSU’s International Student Admissions office by email to at international [at] humboldt [dot] edu, or by postal mail to:

International Student Admissions
Center for International Programs
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St.
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
USA

NOTE: If you are an international student applicant, please visit the Graduate Application Process page for additional information about how to apply. Please note that most international students must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. However, this requirement may be waived in cases where the applicant has a prior degree from a university where English was the primary language of instruction. Scores from the TOEFL test and the other material indicated at the site should be submitted to HSU’s International Student Admissions office at the address above.

Additional information for graduate student applications can be found on the International Graduate Information page.

Deadlines for Submission of Application Materials

All application materials should be submitted during the appropriate initial application filing period.

Fall Semester Admission

The priority application period for Graduate programs is October 1 through February 1.  We strongly encourage applicants to submit materials not later than January 15, and applications should be fully complete by February 1.  Completed applications, with all materials received in the Admissions office by February 1, will be given priority consideration by the graduate program.  Applications for which required materials arrive at the Admissions office after February 1 may subsequently be considered in the order received.

Applications submitted after the filing period may be considered at the discretion of the respective option on a first-come, first-served basis according to space availability. A late completion fee (currently $25) may be imposed.

Spring Semester Admission

The ERE and ETaP graduate programs generally do not accept applications for spring semester admission, although exceptions may rarely be considered on a case-by-case basis. Inquiries may be made the graduate coordinator of the respective program (i.e. ERE or ETaP). In cases that an application for spring semester admission is considered for review, the due date for all application materials is August 31.

Financial Resources for Graduate Students

Many graduate students in the ETaP and ERE programs receive financial support. See the Financial Resources page for additional information.