• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The graduate program in Natural Resources at Humboldt State University is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to address natural resource problems and to carry out scientific investigations including design, implementation, and evaluation of research in their specific area of study. 

About

While it is designed to provide and in-depth understanding of the student's particular area of emphasis, it is also intended to develop an appreciation for the interdisciplinary character of natural resource problems. Each candidate for the Natural Resources at Humboldt State University is required to consult with an appropriate faculty committee and to prepare an individualized program of study which must be approved by that committee.

The Natural Resources Graduate Program includes four options (one of which must be specified on the application). The options are Environmental Science & Management, Fisheries, Forestry Watershed & Wildland Sciences, and Wildlife.

  • Environmental Science & Management

ENRS graduate studies are oriented toward environmental analysis and land use planning, recreational uses of natural resources, interpretation of natural resources, and application of GIS technology.

  • Fisheries

The Fisheries program is designed primarily to produce graduates who can assess, develop, and manage fish habitats, populations, and commercial and recreational fisheries. The program is broad enough to allow students to prepare themselves for work in additional areas such as water pollution ecology and fish culture.

  • Forestry, Watershed & Wildland Sciences

Graduate studies in Forest, Watershed, & Wildland Sciences are oriented toward generating a greater understanding of the ecology and management of forests, rangelands, and the soils and watersheds that support them. Graduate research is focused on a wide variety of topics, including forest ecology, fire science, forest growth and dynamics, forest operations analysis, watershed processes, rangeland ecology soil science, and integrative analyses across these areas.

  • Wildlife

Wildlife focuses on the conservation, management, ecology, behavior, and habitat requirements of wildlife species. Research projects emphasize the application of science to addressing issues in wildlife conservation and management.

Programme Structure

Graduate Options

  • Environmental Science & Management
  • Fisheries
  • Forest, Watershed & Wildland Sciences
  • Wildlife

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply Online at Cal State Apply (view instructions here)
    • Application Fee of U.S. $55.00 (increasing to $70 for Fall 2020) (non-refundable) can be paid online when applying on Cal State Apply.
    • 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

  • International

    16426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16426 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7863 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7863 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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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.

Funding

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