Biological Science, Ph.D. | Colorado State University | Fort Collins, United States
36 months
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31766 USD/year
31766 USD/year
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About

Studies in the Department of Biology's Ph.D. in Biological Science program from Colorado State University span everything from molecules to ecosystems and involve the study of organisms across all domains of life.

Overview

Key Features

Topics are rooted in both basic and applied research. Students work and study at sites within Colorado, across the United States, and around the world. Some general areas of investigation include anatomy/morphology, behavior, bioinformatics, biological science education, biotechnology, cell biology, conservation biology, developmental biology, disease biology, ecology, ecosystem science, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, global change biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology, systematics, systems biology, synthetic biology, and theoretical/mathematical biology.

The department includes faculty members and research professionals with diverse interests; we study everything from molecules to ecosystems. Because of this, graduate school in our department offers an exciting opportunity to interact with life scientists from a wide range of biological disciplines. In addition, many of our students and faculty participate in interdisciplinary graduate programs that bring together labs from different departments. We believe that exposure to a wide range of topics sparks creativity, producing integrative, multi-disciplinary thinkers with the breadth necessary to ask big questions.

The current graduate student body includes over 100 MS, PSM, and PhD students, many of whom are supported by competitive national and international fellowships (e.g. NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowships, Fulbright Foreign Student Fellowships, and government fellowships from multiple foreign countries). The students’ research takes them to field sites and collaborating labs within Colorado, across the United States, and around the world. They present their work at national and international meetings, and they publish in top scientific journals.

The graduate students of the Biological Science program from Colorado State University are the heart and soul of many of our research programs, and they serve critical roles in undergraduate teaching through their roles as Graduate Teaching Assistants. Fostering the success of our graduate students — building their skills in research, teaching, and outreach — is a major goal of our department. Our students have gone on to careers at research universities, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and both public and private high schools. They are research scientists and consultants in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and investigators at state and federal agencies. We celebrate our students’ hard-won successes!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics are rooted in both basic and applied research. Students work and study at sites within Colorado, across the United States, and around the world. 
  • Some general areas of investigation include anatomy/morphology, behavior, bioinformatics, biological science education, biotechnology, cell biology, conservation biology, developmental biology, disease biology, ecology, ecosystem science, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, global change biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology, systematics, systems biology, synthetic biology, and theoretical/mathematical biology.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

72 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

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: TOEFL scores above 80 (internet) or 550 (paper), or IELTS scores above 6.5.  Conditional admission for students with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores is a possibility for strong international applicants.

Tuition Fee

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    31766 USD/year
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  • National

    31766 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31766 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    15568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15568 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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