• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Department of Geosciences offers a Ph.D. program in Geosciences. Faculty in the department advise Ph.D. students in a wide range of subdisciplines, including geophysics and seismology, economic geology, environmental geology, geochemistry, geochronology, geodynamics, geomorphology, hydrogeology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, petroleum geology, sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics. 

Students work with their advisor and graduate committee to identify a dissertation topic and curriculum specific to their academic needs and goals. Prospective students should contact appropriate faculty advisors in the department to refine a program plan.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Areas of study

  • Applied geophysics
  • Aqueous geochemistry
  • Economic geology
  • Environmental geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Geodynamics
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrogeophysics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Application–you must apply and be accepted into a degree program.
  • Official transcripts/ Credential & Certified Translations 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Additional departamental requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2782 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1391 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 567 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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

Institutional scholarships are funded by CSU and are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, or outstanding talent. Requirements vary by scholarship. 

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.