12 months
31766 USD/year
15568 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in Cell and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University offers research opportunities from a wide variety of fields to include the molecular and cellular aspects of cancer biology, infectious disease, metabolism (includes biofuels), neuroscience, plant biology, molecular physiology, gene expression, reproductive biology, developmental biology and structural biology.


The graduate program in Cell and Molecular Biology at Colorado State Universityy is an interdisciplinary, degree-granting program that comprises over 100 faculty members from 16 departments and 5 colleges who share common interests in cell and molecular biology. The M.S. program includes a core of lecture courses in advanced molecular genetics, cell biology, laboratory research techniques, science communication, and ethical conduct of science. Students may also select additional courses in areas related to their interests. Each year, students also participate in a student seminar series in which they present on a topic connected to cell or molecular biology and a weekly seminar series with presentations by CSU faculty and nationally prominent scientists.

Student Employment

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Prions & Neurobiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiomes
  • Stem Cells & Development
  • Genome structure, evolution & repair
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the biological, biochemical, or physical sciences
    • Includes a minimum of one year of biology, organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry and mathematics through differential & integral calculus
    • Additional courses in cell biology, microbiology, developmental biology, immunology, genetics, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biophysics, physiology, anatomy, math, programming and statistics are taken in to consideration during evaluation for admission
  • Most recently completed degree meets minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • One official transcript from each institution attended, even when showing as a transfer credit
  • Three letters of recommendation (no standardized format)
  • Personal statement of interests and future goals
  • CV
  • GRE scores are NOT required but may be provided

Tuition Fee

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    31766 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31766 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15568 USD per year during 12 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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