43
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Colorado State University / Department of Political Science is located in Fort Collins, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental politics and policy

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum verbal and quantitative scores of 301 [1080 on old scoring system] and analytical score of 5.0)
Thesis Required for some
Methods
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum verbal and quantitative scores of 308 [1200 on old scoring system] and analytical score of 5.0)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Methods

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39
Applied
30
Accepted
16
Enrolled
77%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th August 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum verbal and quantitative scores of 301 [1080 on old scoring system] and analytical score of 5.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum verbal and quantitative scores of 308 [1200 on old scoring system] and analytical score of 5.0)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate-level GPA of 3.5; 15-page writing sample
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

43
Total Graduate Students
39%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
60%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.98%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time (10)
Part-time (1)
Male (6)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental politics and policy; political institutions; political behavior; democracy; political power
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,178

Location & Contact

Address 1782 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1782
United States
Contact Dr. Michele Betsill
Professor and Chair
Email: m.betsill@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-5157