The MS degree program is offered
under either Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (non-thesis). A total of 30
credit hours is required for each degree option. An advisory
committee composed of at least three members of the graduate faculty
provides guidance to the student. For a general description of these
options, see the requirements for each option below.
The program provides an education in general knowledge of entomology,
including basic principles of insect identification, biology, and control
and prepares the student for employment in private industry, government
agencies, and research institutions.
Expected student learning outcomes are:
- Acquire and demonstrate competency/skills as a biologist
- Acquire and demonstrate entomological knowledge necessary for professional success
- Acquire and demonstrate communication and literacy skills
MS Plan A (Thesis)
- 16 credit hours of course work including seminars.
- 2 credit hours of PEPS 690 Seminar in Entomology.
- 12 credit hours of PEPS 700 Thesis Research.
- 2 credit hours of PEPS 799 Proposal/Defense Seminar (CR/NC).
- Final oral defense and submission of acceptable thesis.
MS Plan B (Non-Thesis)
Students preparing for a career in
research or admission to a doctoral program are advised to enroll in MS
Plan A (thesis).
23 credit hours of course work including seminars.
2 credit hours of PEPS 690 Seminar in Entomology.
1 credit hour of PEPS 799 Proposal/Defense Seminar (CR/NC) during the semester in which a proposal for the directed research project is given.
Final defense of the directed research project and examination on other aspects of entomological training before the advisory committee.