Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth Sciences – Watershed Science Specialization


The Department of Geosciences offers a master’s in geology and doctorate through the geology and watershed science programs. Both of these programs are internationally renowned, and the completion of a graduate degree is excellent preparation for a career in governmental agencies, private industry, teaching or research.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth Sciences РWatershed Science Specialization

Areas of Study

  • Geographic information systems
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Hydrological data assimilation
  • Land/Atmosphere interactions
  • Land use hydrology
  • Monitoring wetlands cumulative effects
  • Physical hydrology
  • Snow hydrology
  • Watershed management
  • Water quality

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

  • Fall – January 15
  • Applications for the fall or spring semesters can be submitted at any time, but please be aware that many of the department’s support resources are allocated on a fall start schedule and are assessed as a group beginning on January 15