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Overview

Soil and Crop Sciences can prepare you for a challenging career in many areas including: soil and crop management, plant breeding and genetics, seed science, environmental soil science, soil resources and conservation, and ecosystem management.

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.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Soil and Crop Sciences is offered at Colorado State University

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Areas of Study
  • Crop science
  • Plant biotechnology, genetics, and breeding
  • Soil 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

  • For admission to our graduate program applicants must demonstrate the potential to succeed in graduate school. It is expected that students accepted into our program will have a strong background in the basic sciences relevant to their concentration, or make up any deficiencies after admission. A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission, although the Graduate School may waive this requirement in exceptional cases.
  • Graduate applications will be evaluated on the basis of the written statement of purpose, transcripts, GRE scores, letters of reference, and the willingness of a faculty member to serve as an advisor to the applicant.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • 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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