Graduate Studies at PEPS - Entomology
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MS and PhD degrees in Entomology
MS and PhD degrees are offered in the entomology graduate program. Courses are offered in biological control of insect and weed pests, biotechnology and insect genetics, insect ecology, insect physiology, insect transmission of plant pathogens, pest management, systematics, urban entomology, and integrated pest management. Thesis and dissertation research can be selected from any of these subject areas.
Students applying for admission to the graduate programs in entomology are expected to have acquired a bachelor’s degree with credit hours in entomology and biology, including general biology, general entomology, integrated pest management; one year of chemistry; and an appropriate course in mathematics or statistics. Deficiencies in undergraduate preparation can be satisfied during the graduate program. Applications for admission must include GRE scores.
The statement of objectives submitted with your application should describe your goals and interests in entomology. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Graduate Program Chair. It is advisable for prospective students to contact entomology graduate faculty prior to applying for admission, to identify potential advisors.
In order for an applicant to be accepted into the graduate program, a faculty member must be willing and available to serve as the student's Advisor. Students are expected to work closely with their Advisor, and are assigned workspace within the Advisor's laboratory. Therefore, applicants are very strongly encouraged to review the interests of the Entomology Graduate Faculty, and contact prospective advisors in their particular area of interest prior to applying for admission to the MS or PhD program.
Entomology graduate degree programs
The MS and PhD degrees in entomology are recognized by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) regional graduate programs. Residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible, upon admission, to enroll at Hawaii-resident tuition rates.
Graduate Program Chair: Mark G. Wright