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Biological Science, Ph.D.

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University rank #443 (QS) Fort Collins, CO, United States
Studies in the Department of Biology's Ph.D. program in Biological Science at Colorado State University span everything from molecules to ecosystems, and involve the study of organisms across all domains of life. 
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Topics are rooted in both basic and applied research. 

Students of this Biological Science at Colorado State University work and study at sites within Colorado, across the United States, and around the world. 

Key facts:

Faculty members in the Department of Biology study everything from molecules to ecosystems. We offer degrees rooted in both basic and applied research. Our students work and study at sites within Colorado, across the U.S., and around the world. Our alums make us proud every day through their contributions to industry, academia, government, and K-12 education.

  • This department is a part of the College of Natural Sciences.
  • This department offers programs on-campus only.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of investigation include 

  • Anatomy/morphology
  • Behavior
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological science education
  • Biotechnology 
  • Cell biology

English Language Requirements

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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

  • Admission to our graduate program requires a minimum undergraduate GPA above a 3.0, but our competitive applicants typically have higher grades. In addition, most of our competitive applicants have participated in undergraduate research or have had work experience in a research environment.  
  • Finally, our competitive applicants have demonstrated a passion and curiosity about biology and a willingness to work hard to achieve their goals. GRE scores are NOT required for admission to our graduate programs. For international students, we adhere to the Graduate School’s requirements for unconditional admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1432 USD/credit
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  • National

    584 USD/credit
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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