It is recommended that you apply for candidacy and graduation at least one semester before finishing all your degree requirements. Early application ensures that you will receive your degree check in time for adequate planning for your final semester(s) of enrollment.
Christian Guillen, Office of the Registrar, is the degree counselor for all master’s degree options. Please contact by phone at 707.826.6231 or via email at Christian [dot] Guillen [at] humboldt [dot] edu.
Once you have advanced to candidacy any changes to your contract need to be proposed with a Request for Program Variation or Waiver form. You will need to get approval from both current and proposed advisor/committee member, your committee, program graduate coordinator and the Graduate Dean.
Once you have advanced to candidacy any changes to your contract need to be proposed with a Request for Program Variation or Waiver form. You will need to get approval from your advisor, committee members, program graduate coordinator and the Graduate Dean.
Yes, a format review by Graduate Studies is required. The purpose of the format requirement is to ensure that every thesis or project that will carry the name of Humboldt State University meets the same standards of presentation. These standards become even more important with the change to digital archival of theses because of increased visibility.
Check with your department/graduate program coordinator for their internal deadlines to allow sufficient time for review. The deadlines to submit your thesis/project to Academic Programs/Graduate Studies office are:
- Spring graduation: May 10th
- Summer graduation: July 25th
- Fall graduation: December 10th
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Approximately three to four months after the semester has officially ended your diploma will be mailed to the address on your student profile. Keep your personal information such as address, email and phone numbers updated on MyHumboldt. For additional information visit the Office of the Registrar’s website
Students who postpone graduation after the expected date of graduation has passed will be charged a $25 re-application fee.
Title 5 Education of the California Administrative Code of Regulations limits the maximum time for completing a master’s degree program to seven years. See the Graduate Student Handbook for additional information.
An educational leave of absence must be requested if you will not be attending HSU each semester.
You must attend at least one term prior to requesting a leave of absence. Complete an Educational Leave Agreement and obtain approval from your advisor, committee (if applicable) and program graduate coordinator.
Deliver request to the Office of Academic Programs by the published deadline. See Calendar of Activities and Deadlines for last day to file for an educational leave. See the university catalog and Graduate Student Handbook for educational leave policy.
The minimum requirements to enroll in one unit of a discipline-specific x693 course are advancement to candidacy, current graduation date on file, and completed all your coursework. In addition, each program has specific requirements. Bring your completed form to Academic Programs SH 217A for verification of candidacy and graduation date.
If your request is approved by Graduate Studies, obtain signatures of your advisor and graduate program coordinator, before submitting form to the College of eLearning and Extended Education Graduate Continuous Enrollment Authorization