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Requirements

What type of students are we looking for?
Graduate students are an integral part of our research and teaching missions, so we are committed to admitting the best students possible. Our department will provide you the opportunity to acquire a broad-based education in entomology and participate in diverse research projects.

Is a degree in Entomology required?
A background in entomology is not required for students to enter the graduate program. In fact, we encourage applicants with a B.S. or M.S. in any area of the physical and biological sciences to apply. Students with a B.S. degree are normally admitted at the M.S. level but may petition to bypass this degree and work towards the Ph.D. after meeting specific departmental requirements. Students without previous courses in genetics and biochemistry will be required to make up these deficiencies after entering the program. Courses in animal physiology or cell and molecular biology can be substitutes.