Graduate Programs

We offer two master of science (M.S.) degree programs in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology and a Ph.D. degree in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology with two concentrations. Most of our students are supported on graduate research assistantships. Our faculty members are hands-on, working closely with the students to ensure their success.  

Two graduate areas exist in the department, namely:

1. M.S. degree programs in Entomology and in Wildlife Ecology

2. Ph.D. degree program in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

  • Entomology Concentration (Ph.D.)
  • Wildlife Ecology Concentration (Ph.D.)

The first step in the application process is to find a faculty mentor and advisor. For a full list, visit the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology faculty page. After one of our faculty members has agreed to mentor you, we encourage you to apply. If you have any specific questions, please contact Deborah Delaney.

Contact us

Dr. Deb Delaney, Graduate Coordinator


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