Environment & Community at Humboldt State

Update Regarding Admissions

Admissions to the E&C graduate program have been paused for the 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 academic years while we rebuild the curriculum and strengthen the structure of the program.  Our intention is to resume taking applications in spring 2023 for new program admits to begin in fall 2023. The decision to pause admissions was not taken lightly.  We continue to work toward strengthening intersectional forms of social and environmental justice in the E&C program.  

The latest updates on our strategic planning and admissions to the program will be posted periodically on this site.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at envcomm1@humboldt.edu

The Environment & Community Program is a 2-year, interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Social Science Degree program.

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Environment and Community MA Program
Cal Poly Humboldt
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

Phone: (707) 826-3653
Fax: (707) 826-4496
email: envcomm1@humboldt.edu