Ph.D. On Campus

Political Science

Colorado State University

36 months
30858 USD/year
30858 USD/year
15130 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Political Science from Colorado State University places special emphasis on the study of Environmental Politics and Policy. Our program offers a unique combination of faculty expertise and specialized coursework in environmental politics and policy. 


Political Science from Colorado State University combines a specialization in environmental politics and policy with broad knowledge in two of the traditional sub-fields of Political Science (American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public policy and administration, and political theory).  


This program prepares doctoral students for academic positions in Political Science and interdisciplinary environmental studies programs as well as a wide variety of public and private sector careers related to environmental politics and policy. The department enjoys an exceptional placement record in academic institutions. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative environmental policy
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • International environmental policy
  • U.S. environmental policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript from each college and university previously attended, scores on the aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), 

  • GPA of 3.5, verbal and quantitative scores of 308 or better (1200 on the old GRE scoring system), and an analytical score of 5.0. Ph.D. applicants must also provide a 15-page writing sample. 
  • English Proficiency
  • Three letters of recommendation, 
  • A writing sample, 
  • A resume,
  • A brief (300-500 words) statement of interest.
  • Applicants must either have a master’s degree by the time they begin their doctoral studies or they must have earned at least 24 credits as students in the department’s M. A. program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30858 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30858 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    30858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30858 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    15130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15130 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.


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