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Colorado State University

Department of Geosciences

Fort Collins, CO

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Overview

Colorado State University / Department of Geosciences is located in Fort Collins, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth sciences Watershed science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth sciences Geosciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

108
Applied
14
Accepted
12
Enrolled
13%

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 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3, letters of recommendation; MS (preferred)

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

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

59
Total Graduate Students
72%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
27%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.78%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.69%
Unknown 8.47%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 2
Male (11)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geophysics, cryosphere, hydrogeology, geomorphology, geology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,803,189

Location & Contact

Address 1482 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1482
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Aster
Professor and Department Head
Email: rick.aster@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-7826
Fax: 970-491-6307