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Why Colorado State University?

Colorado State University is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top universities in a variety of categories and disciplines – from teaching and learning to research and student achievement in studios, laboratories, and classrooms. Live, learn, work, and play here at Colorado State University, we can’t wait to hear from you.

GradRam Spotlight

CSU Graduate Students forge new paths, take success to new levels and serve as role models. Be inspired by a few graduate students in the gallery below.

  • Study merges yoga, occupational therapy to reduce fall risk among Parkinson’s patients

    Laura Swink, CSU doctoral candidate, is helping Parkinson’s patients stay on their feet.

  • Researchers seek origin of salinity leading to crop yield reduction

    To help farmers improve crop yields, researchers at CSU are tracing the origins of salt accumulation in fields.

  • MBA Students team up to help bees.

    Four MBA students team up to find business solutions in benefitting bees.

  • MBA graduate works to end maternal mortality in India.

    Zubaida Bai, Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA graduate, works to end maternal mortality in India through clean-birth kits.

  • Ag graduate student takes first place for research

    Elizabeth Naasz, an Agricultural and Resource Economics grad student, was awarded first place at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s conference.

  • Education grad student wins at GradShow

    Ariana Garcia, School of Education graduate student, received an Scholarship Award at the 2017 GradShow, for research on first-generation college students.

  • MLK Scholarship winner’s passion, generosity lead to success

    Theresa Barosh is recognized for her advancement of underrepresented student education and her efforts as a role model.

  • Chrissy Chard and Kellie Walters

    Chrissy Chard and Kellie Walters, Department of Health and Exercise Science won a $5,000 grand prize.

  • First female Namibian national park manager pursues studies at CSU

    Monika Shikongo, the first woman to manage a Namibian national park, is now studying in the Conservation Leadership through Learning program.

  • Scholarship feeds CSU student’s appetite for health and nutrition research

    Dustin Lee received a scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to fund his research on cardiovascular disease.

  • Oklahoma shakes lead CSU researchers into earthquake forecasting

    CSU graduate student Nicole McMahon is doing her thesis research in seismology, focusing on the earthquakes in Oklahoma.

  • CSU student wins national poster contest

    The 2016 Great Plains Soil Fertility Contest resulted in a big win for Colorado State University’s Nora Flynn.

  • Keeping cannabis workers safe, healthy and happy

    Graduate student Kevin Walters and Assistant Professor of Psychology Gwen Fisher have completed a study of working conditions in the Colorado cannabis industry.

  • Zookeeping is destiny for Carson Jones

    Jones’ lifelong ambition has led him to CSU and the two-year Professional Science Master’s in Zoo, Aquarium and Shelter Mgmt.

  • CSU grad students: Lettuce start eating more leafy greens

    It’s not easy to make kale and chard sexy, but two Colorado State University graduate students have found clever ways to get everyone to eat more leafy greens in 2017.

  • Helping unleash some of the world’s brightest X-rays

    Joel Williams, a graduate student in electrical engineering, is spending the next few months at Los Alamos Nat’l Laboratory working on the design of an X-ray free-electron laser.

  • A traffic cop for the cell surface: Illuminating a basic biological process

    Sanaz Sadegh, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Diego Krapf’s lab will be first author of a study describing the breakthrough visualization and analysis of the process.

  • Education student finds her passion pursuing school counseling master's

    Meg Mealy appreciates CSU’s intimate, cohort-style program which is focused on equipping counselors to positively affect others.

  • M.S.W. student zooms in on hunger awareness

    Mallory Andrews wants you to focus on food insecurity, and show what it really looks like to be hungry in your local community.

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  • Ready to take the plunge?  Once you’ve found the perfect program and have had a chance to speak with your prospective department, you can begin the application process. Visit our program pages for departmental contact information. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

    • Where can I find information about how to apply to a graduate school? The CSU’s Career Center offers a guide for applying to any graduate school.
    • I am interested in a program, who can I talk to? It is best that you start a discussion with your department. They can help you better understand the program and department requirements. Visit our program pages for contact information.
    • I am applying, where do I send transcripts, scores, letters, etc? Your department reviews your complete applications initially, send your transcripts to your department unless otherwise instructed.
    • Who can I talk to about getting a waiver of the admission fee? Your department can help you with application fee waiver questions.
    • I have applied and would like a status update on the progress of my application, who can I talk to? Your department can help you determine the progress of your application.
    • What do I need to do to become a resident? The Office of Financial Aid determines residency, please feel free to contact their office with questions.