Intended candidates for the PhD program should have earned the MS degree
in entomology or equivalent from a recognized institution. Those with a BS or BA may petition for
admittance into the PhD program only after enrolling in the MS program.
The goal of the PhD program is to have students possess broad general knowledge in all areas
of entomology, in-depth knowledge in at least one area of specialization and develop the capability
for independent research. Employment options for PhD graduates are in teaching, research, and
extension at universities and in research, consulting or management with private industries and