Ph.D. On Campus

Watershed Science

Colorado State University

36 months
30858 USD/year
30858 USD/year
15130 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Watershed Science from Colorado State University investigates the intricate physical, chemical, human, and biological interactions driving ecosystems.   


Watershed Science from Colorado State University focuses on how water moves through the landscape, what factors affect its quality, and how to manage water resources. Students in the Ph.D. in Watershed Science program work closely with research scientists in the classroom, laboratory, and field on both basic and applied watershed science research.  


We help develop leaders in ecosystem, watershed, and sustainability sciences: a new generation of practitioners able to address complex, integrated social-ecological problems, in collaborative partnerships with researchers, resource users and decision-makers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ethical Conduct of Research
  • Seminar
  • Advanced Snow Hydrology
  • Hillslope Hydrology and Runoff Processes
  • Spatial Statistical Modeling-Natural Resources
  • Quantitative Spatial Analysis
  • Data Issues in Hydrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.3 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Confirmation of interest from an Watershed Science Faculty Advisor 
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (Preferred GPA of 3.3 or higher)
  • GRE General Test scores (Preferred scores in the 70th percentile or higher)
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (Undergraduate degrees in unrelated fields may require additional coursework.
  • Personal statement of intent
  • Resume/Curriculum Vita
  • Transcripts from all previous institutions of higher education
  • At least three professional letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    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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