Kris Braman, Department Head
Kerry Oliver, Graduate Coordinator
Sherry Wrona, Coordinator Assistant
Our department seeks motivated students interested in an interdisciplinary education in Entomology. The department has three campuses in Georgia – Athens, Tifton, and Griffin – that offer all facilities needed for applied or basic research. Our program provides a traditional grounding in taxonomy, physiology, molecular biology, ecology, and behavior, complemented by specialty training in evolutionary biology, genomics, vector biology, biotechnology, and integrated pest management. Faculty members in the department are associated with other programs in the Life Sciences, including Neuroscience, Toxicology, and the Center for Emerging and Tropical Global Diseases. This array of disciplines allows us to offer one of the most comprehensive Graduate Programs in the United States.
In addition to the faculty at the Athens campus, students may carry out research under the direction of faculty at the Experiment Station in Griffin or Tifton, Georgia. Facilities and opportunities for studies on applied aspects of entomological problems and integrated pest management are emphasized at the stations. On the Athens campus, faculty joint staffed with the Departments of Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences Division, the Museum of Natural History, the Department of Ecology, and the interdisciplinary Toxicology Program enable students to earn a degree in entomology with training in related disciplines.
Our current students are actively involved in several clubs and national organizations including the H.O. Lund Club, the UGA Insect Zoo which provides outreach services to the public, and the Entomological Society of America.
Below you will find information regarding the application process. If you have questions that are not answered below, please contact us by filling out our request form or by calling 706-542-7059.
How can you arrange to visit the department?
The department will host a visit and may provide monetary support toward this end depending on the circumstances. Contact us by filling out the request form in the link above.
All graduate students admitted to the Department receive a teaching or research assistantship for the duration of their program. As well, out-of-state tuition is waived (~$11,000). Assistantship applications must be submitted to the Department of Entomology, after the Application to the Graduate School is completed.