ESS Graduate Programs
Watershed science is the interdisciplinary study of the physical, chemical, and biological factors that affect the quantity, quality, and flux of water. Such hydrologic changes have important implications for other natural resources that depend on water. The Watershed Science MS program is internationally renowned, and the completion of a graduate degree is excellent preparation for a career in governmental agencies, private industry, teaching, or research. The strong placement record and extensive alumni network attest to the quality and relevance of the graduate program. Employment opportunities at all levels are excellent and diverse.
Colorado State University provides a unique setting for the study of watershed science. The university is within easy access of five ecosystem types: alpine, subalpine, montane, foothills and shortgrass steppe.
Colorado State University is known as a "green" university for its sustainability efforts on campus and abroad. Colorado State earned the highest STARS score among 129 reporting universities nationwide. CSU's score affirms its position as a leader among institutions of higher education in sustainable research, education, operations, planning and student engagement. Colorado State submitted a score of 77.73 out of 100 possible points, earning the university a Gold rating and the current top score nationwide among the 129 universities who have reported to date. View the university's full report here.
CSU has been named one of the top dozen "bicycle-friendly" universities in the country in a new ranking by the League of American Bicyclists.
Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to our students, faculty and staff.