Entomology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctoral students are required to complete 28 credits of coursework, including three core courses and five topic seminars (ENTM798). In addition, students are required to complete 12 credits of ENTM899, pass a qualifying exam, and attend all Entomology Colloquium sessions.

The Ph.D. program provides diverse opportunities for the selection of a dissertation question, composition of advisory committee, and selection of an area of specialization. In addition to core course requirements, course work (28 credits) and dissertation research (12 credits), targeting an area of specialization is determined by the advisory study committee. Following completion of most course work, the student must pass a proposal defense and oral qualifying examination for advancement to candidacy. The degree is awarded after successful completion of the dissertation defense exam.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
BSCI480Arthropod Form and Function4
BSCI481Insect Diversity and Classification4
ENTM699Advanced Entomology (ENTM699W - Insect Physiology and Molecular Biology)3
ENTM798Topic Seminar (Complete five topic seminars)5
Dissertation Research Requirements
ENTM899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits28