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Colorado State University

Department of Atmospheric Science

Fort Collins, CO

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Colorado State University

Overview

Colorado State University / Department of Atmospheric Science is located in Fort Collins, CO.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

113
Applied
26
Accepted
13
Enrolled
23%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements BS in physics, math, engineering, chemistry, or related field with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; calculus-based math course sequence including differential equations and vector analysis; calculus-based physics course sequence including kinetics, electricity and magnetism, and some modern topics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements MS with thesis in field of atmospheric science or related field and minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; demonstration of basic principles of atmospheric science and aptitude for research

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

77
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.49%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.3%
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

45
Total faculty
Full-time - 39
Part-time - 6
Male (28)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cloud microphysics, severe storms and mesoscale meteorology, atmospheric chemistry and air quality, radiation and remote sensing, climate and atmosphere-ocean dynamics, global biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
12,339,452

Location & Contact

Address 1371 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1371
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Collett Jr.
Department Head and Professor
Email: info@atmos.colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-8360
Fax: 970-491-8449