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Master of Science in Entomology

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  • Practical experience
    The Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, or PEPS, brings together experts in several fields (plant pathology, entomology, weed science, integrated pest management, to name a few) that are dedicated to protecting both crops and the environment. The department's purpose is to develop and disseminate environmentally friendly plant protection principles and practices for the tropics and subtropics, protect the structural integrity of buildings from destructive pests, provide strong programs in fundamental science and provide a quality education in related areas
  • Course description
    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:
    1. Acquire and demonstrate competency/skills as a biologist
    2. Acquire and demonstrate entomological knowledge necessary for professional success
    3. 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.

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