Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Earn a Graduate Degree
- MS in Entomology (30-36 cr, Option I, II, or III)
- PhD in Entomology (90 cr)
Areas of Study
These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.
- 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
Online and Distance OpportunitiesOffered online:
Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
2. Required by Entomology
After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.
- Entrance exam(s): GRE recommended
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three letters of recommendation
- Letter of intent stating career interests
- Resume (optional)
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Entomology
- Online: Rolling admissions.
- On-campus Recommended Deadlines: July 1 for Fall. November 15 for Spring. April 1 for Summer.
Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. Our academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years.
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.
Faculty and research
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Integrative physiology and biochemistry for vector management and pollinator protection
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
Insect Ecology; Insect Pests of Field Crops
Behavior, Physiology, and Control of Stable Flies and other Filth FliesAdjunct
Science Education and Research on Using Insects as Instructional Tools
Evolution and Diversification of Animal Communication SystemsCourtesy Appointment
Arthropod Pests of Small Grains and Specialty Crops
Insect Resistant Plants; Functional Genomics; Turfgrass Insect Pest Management
Pest Management; Crops
Agriculture and Urban Pest Management; Bioeconomics; Economic EntomologyAdjunct Faculty
Novel Biochemical and Toxicological Pest Management; Termites; Cockroaches; Human Exposure to Pesticides
Plant-Insect Interactions, Induced Defenses, Insect Effectors
Applied interdisciplinary research in crop protection and cropping systems
Insect-Plant Interactions; Applied Insect Ecology and Behavior; Integrative Pest Management
Insect Genetics and Genomics; Insect-Plant Interactions; Insect Adaptation to Control MeasuresAdjunct
Plant Resistance to InsectsAdjunct Faculty
Phylogeny, Ecology, and Taxonomy of New World Scarab Beetles; Higher-Level Classification of LucanidaeCourtesy Appointment
Insect Ecology; Field Crops Entomology; Integrated Pest Management; Biological Control
Nematology; Agricultural Pests; Diagnostic MethodsCourtesy Appointment
Specialty Crops Involving Sunflower Moth ResistanceAdjunct
Scarab Beetles; Insect Genetics
Biomass and Forage Qualities; Warm-Season Prairie Grasses; Prairie Legumes; Seed Germination and Plant Development; Histone BiotinylationAdjunct Faculty
Insecticide Resistance; ToxicologyAdjunct
Screwworm; Insect GeneticsAdjunct Faculty
Impacts of Forage and Varying Land Use on Pollinator HealthAdjunct
Filth Flies; Insect GeneticsAdjunct Faculty
Response and adaptiation of insects to chemical stressors
Corn and Grain Sorghum Insects; Insect Pest Management
Apiculture; Pollinator Health; Environmental Toxicology
Chemical Ecology; Sensory Physiology; Livestock Animal ProtectionAdjunct Faculty