Admission Requirements

For International Students

Our unique college and community atmosphere make Cal Poly Humboldt one of the best campuses for international students on the west coast. The kinesiology faculty and staff are known for welcoming students to the department and larger campus community and creating a positive learning environment for every student. Everywhere, you will find people committed to student success. Support services include the International English Language Institute, the Center for International Programs, math and writing tutorial labs, the Advising Center, and the Career Center.

Our beautiful location also provides plenty of opportunities to engage in activities beyond the classroom, to join local clubs, and to make life-long friends. For more information on the area and Humboldt's International program please visit the International Center brochure. Cal Poly Humboldt is a recognized leader in sustainability and natural resource management. The Princeton Review named Cal Poly Humboldt a “Best of the West” and “Green” college.

There are two ways to meet the English proficiency requirement for graduate admission to Cal Poly Humboldt.

• A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 on the computer-based test; 80 on internet-based test) that was received within two years of applying to Humboldt. The score must be sent to us directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS);


• A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 that was received within two years of applying to Humboldt. The score must be sent to us directly by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

International students are advised to review the following web page that describes the English language proficiency requirements:

Master of Science in Kinesiology Requirements

1. Grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in the last 60 units of undergraduate work with a 3.0 GPA preferred).

2. Submission of the following on Cal State Apply:

            a. Three letters of recommendation

            b. Statement of Intent discussing the applicant's interest and goals as they relate to a graduate degree in Kinesiology.

Selection of Graduate Students

Applicants must possess preparation equivalent to the baccalaureate degree. Adequate academic preparation can best be demonstrated by a baccalaureate degree in the chosen option or in a closely related field. Applicants who lack adequate preparation may be required to make up academic deficiencies through additional course work. Such course work may not be used toward the graduate degree.

Once the application deadline closes, your file will be submitted to the faculty review committee. This process can take from 3-6 weeks, so please be patient.