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Grad School / Program:

  • Entomology

  • Contact:
  • 245 Natural Science Building
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-355-4665

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • Master of Science Degree in Entomology

    Both Plan A (with thesis) and Plan B (without thesis) are available but students planning to earn a doctoral degree must follow Plan A. The student must complete a total of 30 credits for the degree under either Plan A or Plan B. Participation in the department's teaching program is also required.

    Courses and thesis topics are planned on an individual basis by the student, the student's major professor, and the student's guidance committee. A final oral examination covering course work, research, and philosophical issues is required.

    PhD - Entomology


    The Department of Entomology aspires to develop not only capable entomologists but also capable scholars. Scholarly potential is sought in the prospective student, and course and research programs are designed to round out the student's knowledge and bring it to the stage of development where the student can work creatively in the field.

    In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, students must meet the requirements specified by the Department.

  • Admission Information:
  • Admission for Master of Science Degree in Entomology

    A bachelor's degree with a 3.00 grade-point average for the last two years of study is required for admission to the master's program. Although the applicant need not have an undergraduate major in entomology for regular admission, training should have been received in the physical and biological sciences equivalent to that required of an undergraduate entomology major at Michigan State University. Graduate Record Examination General Test scores are required. Applicants with a good academic record but with deficiencies in physics, chemistry, mathematics, or the biological sciences may be accepted on a provisional basis until deficiencies have been rectified by collateral course work.

    Admission for PhD Students:

    A master's degree including a thesis in an appropriate field of study is desired, but is not a requirement in order to persue a Ph.D. degree. The student's past record must indicate maturity, reliability, and scholarly potential of a high order.

  • Financial Aids:
  • Graduate Funding Opportunities

    Graduate students have access to several special funding resources and continual travel support from our Endowment funds. Each year we help support travel to a professional meeting for all students. We also help support international travel once in the degree program. We have research grants for both M.S. ($1,000) and Ph.D. students ($1,500), and we support other special initiatives, such as student-selected guest lecturers and specialty courses with distinguished guest speakers from other institutions.

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