Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Humanities External, Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

A B.A. or B.S. degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 is required for acceptance into the M.A. program. Conditional admission with a grade point average of 2.5 may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Admission Procedures

  1. Apply through Cal State Apply and pay the $70.00 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Send to the HUX program office the required essay and two unopened official transcripts from each college or university previously attended.  Transcripts may be sent separately from other institutions to the Humanities External Degree Program.

Mailing address:
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Attention: HUX Applications
1000 E. Victoria Street - SAC 2-2126
Carson, CA 90747

  1. During the first two trimesters after admission, students must fulfill the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement with a score of eight or better on the Graduate Writing Examination (GWE). The GWE may be repeated one time

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum of 30-semester units.
  2. Not fewer than 21 semester units completed in residency within the program. At the discretion of the program coordinator, a maximum of nine semester units of applicable graduate work may be transferred into the program.
  3. An overall grade point average of 3.00 or better.
  4. Passing grade on the Humanities Master of Arts "Advancement to Candidacy" Examination, which is taken after 16 semester units in the program have been completed.
  5. All course work taken in the master's degree program must be completed within the five academic years immediately preceding the date of graduation. Outdated course work completed no more than seven academic years immediately preceding the date of graduation is eligible for validation. Validation of outdated course work may be requested from the University Graduate Studies Office through the HUX Program Coordinator. The request must be accompanied by a Petition for Outdated Coursework Validation for Graduate Program from the program Coordinator that verifies that the student has demonstrated relevant knowledge and skills via an approved method of validation, such as written work or examination.
  6. In addition to the major requirements, students must meet all university requirements for the master's degree. Students should consult the section of the catalog entitled "Graduate Degrees and Postbaccalaureate Studies."