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Overview

The Ph.D. degree in Bioagricultural Sciences at Colorado State University  requires 72 credits beyond the undergraduate degree. Course selection depends on each student's focus within Bioagricultural Sciences and must be approved by the student's graduate committee.

Key facts:

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Areas of study:

  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Weed Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • College transcripts. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Choose people who know you well and can comment on your abilities and your potential for success in graduate school.
  • A short essay outlining your experience and career goals. This should be 1 page or less. Describe your specific interests to aid us in finding potential faculty advisors who are appropriate. Identify who you would like to work with in your essay if applicable.
  • If your undergraduate degree is from a non-US institution and the official language of your country is not English, then you must have TOEFL scores of 550 or above for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1431 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    584 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 584 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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