Applying to the Program

Learn about the Humboldt Graduate Admissions requirements here.

Cal Poly Humboldt - Office of Graduate Studies

Materials Required for Your MA in Public Sociology Application

  • General Application Form and Fee

  • Transcripts: Request transcript from every college or university you have attended to be sent to Admissions at Cal Poly Humboldt

  • Statement of Purpose: A statement of your academic and professional goals including research interests , past related experiences, and reasons you believe our program will support this work. See online resources for samples of statements of purpose for graduate study. 

  • CV (resume): See online resources for preparing an academic resume (“CV”).

  • Letters of Recommendation: You will submit the names and emails of three (3) people who have agreed to write letters of reference for you. The Cal State Apply system will automatically contact those references and provide instructions on uploading a letter. Ideally, at least two references will be from faculty members with whom you recently took one or more classes. 

  • GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA from your last institution is required by The Department of Sociology
  • No GRE Required

To assure that your application can be considered, please confirm that your file is complete before the deadline. Even if a reference tells you that their letter has been sent, it is always a good idea to check that it has been received and placed in your file.