Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.S.; Ph.D.
Areas of Study
  • Apiculture
  • Insect Ecology
  • Insect Physiology and Toxicology
  • Management of Insects and other Arthropods
  • Medical and Veterinary Entomology
  • Plant-Arthropod Interactions
  • Plant Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
  • Stress Biology
  • Systematics

Distance Education Opportunities

M.S. with all areas of study


Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Entomology

Application Deadline

   Rolling admissions. Applications are reviewed monthly.

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The Department of Entomology offers resident M.S. and Ph.D. programs and distance M.S. programs. The department makes a firm commitment to its students and provides strong mentoring relationships between the students and major professors.

The department offers a strong curriculum and provides numerous professional opportunities for its students. This student-centered focus is reflected in the many awards received by the students and in their consistent placement in professional careers.

The Department of Entomology is part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and is involved in research, teaching, and extension arenas. Department faculty are internationally recognized and work in both applied and basic entomology. The department has research sites across Nebraska and collaborative relationships with both domestic and international scientists and educators.

Courses and More

Students in Entomology are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

Plant-Insect Interactions; Plant Stress Biology
     Adjunct Faculty
Insect and Mite Pests; Arthropods
Field and Specialty Crop Pests; Host Plant Resistance, Insect and Plant-Disease Ecology
Insect Affecting Sunflowers, Management of Livestock Pests
Coleoptera; Orthoptera; Lepidoptera; Taxonomy; Ecology; Diagnostics
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Veterinary and Medical Entomology; Parasitology; Vector Ecology; Animal and Human Disease
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Seed Corn Production; Integrated Pest Management; Product Development; Pesticide Regulatory
     Adjunct Faculty
Insect Ecology; Insect Pests of Field Crops
Insect Resistant Plants; Maize; Insect Genetics
Science Education and Research on Using Insects as Instructional Tools
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Forensic Biology
Evolution and Diversification of Animal Communication Systems
Arthropod Pests of Small Grains and Specialty Crops
Insect Resistant Plants; Integrated Pest Management; International Agriculture
     Adjunct Faculty
Insect Resistant Plants; Functional Genomics; Turfgrass Insect Pest Management
Physiological Responses of Plants to Insect Injury; Tiger Beetles; Pest Management; Forensic Entomology
Tiger Beetle Larvae; Limnology
Pest Management; Crops
Agriculture and Urban Pest Management; Bioeconomics; Economic Entomology
     Adjunct Faculty
Systems approach to Integrated Pest Management; Vegetable, fruit
Plant-Insect Interactions
     Adjunct Faculty
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Mosquitoes and Arthropods of Medical Importance
     Adjunct Faculty
Novel Biochemical and Toxicological Pest Management; Termites; Cockroaches; Human Exposure to Pesticides
Plant-Insect Interactions, Induced Defenses, Insect Effectors
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Insect-Plant Interactions; Applied Insect Ecology and Behavior; Integrative Pest Management
Insect genetics and genomics; insect-plant interactions; insect adaptation to control measures
Plant Resistance to Insects
     Adjunct Faculty
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Nematology; Agricultural Pests; Diagnostic Methods
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Insect Biochemistry; Physiology
     Adjunct Faculty
Scarab Beetles; Insect Genetics
Biomass and Forage Qualities; Warm-Season Prairie Grasses; Prairie Legumes; Seed Germination and Plant Development; Histone Biotinylation
     Adjunct Faculty
Biochemical and Physiological Mechanisms of Resistance; Caste Determination in Termites
     Adjunct Faculty
Insecticide Resistance, Toxicology
Screwworm; Insect Genetics
     Adjunct Faculty
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Filth Flies; Insect Genetics
     Adjunct Faculty
Pest Management
Corn and Grain Sorghum Insects; Insect Pest Management
Chemical Ecology; Sensory Physiology; Livestock Animal Protection
     Adjunct Faculty

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