M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Systems

Humboldt State University

24 months
4164 USD/year
4164 USD/year
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The graduate program in Environmental Systems at Humboldt State University is unique in combining studies in Environmental Resources Engineering, Geology, and Energy Technology and Policy within a single graduate program.


Graduate studies in Environmental Systems at Humboldt State University are devoted to providing a strong scientific foundation for the study of environmental resource systems, management of the environment, or geologic processes. While the options are designed to provide an in-depth understanding in each particular area of emphasis, the program as a whole is also intended to develop in students an appreciation for the interdisciplinary character of environmental systems.

Each candidate for the Environmental Systems degree will choose one of the three options listed below.  The student will then consult with an appropriate faculty advisor and prepare an individual program of study that must be approved by a faculty graduate committee. The curriculum typically requires two years for completion and includes a thesis or project, depending on the option, as part of the student's program of study.

  • Environmental Resources Engineering

The Environmental Resources Engineering option of the Environmental Systems graduate program emphasizes the application of engineering skills to planning, design, and management problems involving environmental resources. Four general areas of research activity are available in the program: Water Quality, Water Resources, Renewable Energy Resources, and Indoor Air Quality.

  • Geology

Most graduate students in the Geology option focus on geologic analysis or modeling and measurement of geomorphic processes with particular emphasis on neotectonics, uplift, seismic hazard, hillslope erosion, sediment transport, and channel stability. However, thesis projects have may include aspects of structural geology, geophysics, igneous or, sedimentary petrology or stratigraphy.

  • Energy Technology and Policy

The Energy Technology and Policy (ETaP) option is an interdisciplinary program for students interested in technology and policy issues related to energy, the environment, and society. Students in the program have worked on topics ranging from renewable energy engineering to climate change mitigation and from international development to domestic energy policy. The program offers a rigorous curriculum for students who are interested to make a difference in these important areas of work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmetal Systems Analysis
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Advanced Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • Air Quality Management
  • Hydrology
  • River Hydraulics
  • Water and Wastewater Design
  • Engineered Natural Treatment Systems
  • Advanced Thermo and Energy Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online at Cal State Apply
    • Application Fee of U.S. $70
    • Submit the Certification of Financial Support.
    • Submit Official Transcripts of Academic Records (translated to English)
    • Send Proof of English Proficiency
    • Send Photocopy of your passport

    The applicant has satisfied any one of the following:

    • GPA of at least 2.5 in an acceptable earned bachelor's degree,
    • GPA of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) attempted;
    • The applicant holds an acceptable post baccalaureate degree earned at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2082 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2082 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Per Term

Living costs for Arcata

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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