How will the Distance M.S. in Entomology Program Benefit Me? The distance M.S. in Entomology program is designed for students just like you! The full curriculum distance M.S. degree in Entomology offers students the opportunity to reach their personal and professional goals while maintaining their busy lifestyles. Students can study at home, on the road, or while at work! The Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) offers students the unique opportunity to earn an advanced science degree without ever having to come to campus! - Top Can I Take Courses Without Going Back to School? Yes! Non-credit courses are a wonderful option for professionals or people who want to learn more about entomology. If you do not want to pursue a degree, feel free to take a class and increase your knowledge and understanding of entomology and related issues. All of the distance courses offered by the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can be taken as non-credit courses. Simply call and order the materials. The non-credit option allows people to study the material without participating in a class. There are no deadlines, exams, quizzes or assignments-just learn the material at your own pace! The current cost for a non-credit course is 75% of resident undergraduate tuition. Materials are to be used only by the purchaser and are not to be shared or copied.
To register for any of our classes as a non-degree seeking student call:
(402) 472-8680 or 1-800-755-7765 and ask for Tom Weissling.
(402) 472-8680 or 1-800-755-7765 and ask for Tom Weissling.
- Top Does the Department of Entomology at UNL Offer any Undergraduate Courses via Distance? Yes! We offer several distance entomology courses at the undergraduate level.
|ENTO 401/801||Insect Physiology||3 credit hours|
|ENTO 402/802||Aquatic Insects||2 credit hours|
|ENTO 403/803||Management of Horticultural Insects||3 credit hours|
|ENTO 406/806||Insect Ecology||3 credit hours|
|ENTO 409/809||Host Plant Resistance||3 credit hours|
|ENTO 4126/812||Entomology and Pest Management||3 credit hours|
|ENTO 414/814||Forensic Entomology||3 credit hours|
|ENTO 415/815||Medical Entomology||3 credit hours|
|ENTO 115||Insect Biology (undergraduate only)||3 credit hours|
Graduate Admissions Email: email@example.com For more detailed information on writing letters of intent, as well as other helpful hints regarding the application process, visit the Department of Entomology's web page at:
You should also read about important application information provided by the Office of Graduate Studies.
http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/ - Top How Long Does the Application Process Take? Get your application in early! After your application is complete, it will be forwarded to the Department of Entomology's Graduate Committee for review. The review process typically takes 2-4 weeks. After a decision is made, the Office of Graduate Studies has to do the final paperwork. This process can take 4-6 weeks. As you can see, it is in your best interest to get your application completed as soon as possible! - Top What are the Application Deadlines? All application materials for the distance M.S. in Entomology degree program must be in by the following dates:
|Beginning Semester||Application Due Date|
|Spring Semester||November 1|
|Summer Session||March 1|
|Fall Semester||July 1|
- Top Do I Have to Take the GRE? No, the Department of Entomology does not require students to take the GRE or any other entrance exams. - Top What are the Tuition and Fees? How am I Billed? Information on Tuition, Fees, and the Billing Process can be found at:
http://stuaccts.unl.edu/tuitionfee - Top Are There any Scholarships or Other Types of Financial Aid Available? Please consult UNL's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information:
http://www.unl.edu/scholfa/ - Top What if I have Served in the Military? How do I find out if I am Eligible for Veterans Certification? Call Veterans Certification
Phone number: 402-472-4130 - Top Can I Transfer Credit Hours into the Program? Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours of graduate level course work into the program. The degree itself requires 36 credit hours of graduate level course work, 18 of which must be in entomology. The ultimate decision on whether or not your course work will transfer is up to UNL's Office of Graduate Studies. No graduate credits will be accepted as transfer credit toward a masters program at UNL if the course work is ten years or older or if the course work has been applied toward a previous degree at UNL or any other accredited institution. Professional credits will not transfer as graduate credits. All graduate credits to be counted toward the satisfaction of postbaccalaureate degree requirements, including the transfer credits, must be recommended by the cognizant graduate committee of the student's major department or area. Not less than 50 percent of the course work of the minimum number of graduate credits required for any subdoctoral graduate degree must be completed at the University of Nebraska. The student should not expect any graduate credits to be transferred unless the graduate committee evaluates the quality and suitability equal to or superior to offerings available at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Approval of the Office of Graduate Studies is required for the transfer of graduate work taken elsewhere to a graduate degree program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that official transcripts of graduate work taken elsewhere are sent by the institution where the work was completed and received by the Office of Graduate Studies well before the student plans to complete all other requirements for the graduate degree. For additional information regarding the transfer of course work, refer to UNL's online Graduate Studies Bulletin:
http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/bulletin/transfer-of-credit - Top Can I Transfer Graduate Credits into the Program that Applied towards a Previous Degree? Second Masters Degree
Students who have earned a previous graduate degree such as a masters degree in any institution including the University of Nebraska may seek a second masters degree provided the degree is in a different discipline. However, no graduate credits will be accepted as transfer credit toward a second masters program if the course work has been applied toward a previous degree at any accredited institution, including UNL. Graduate course work not previously applied toward a degree may be considered to a second masters if the graduate credits were earned within ten years of completing the masters degree at UNL. Any approved Memorandum of Courses cannot duplicate graduate courses from any institution, discipline or country. - Top Where Can I Find Additional Information Regarding UNL's Policies and Procedures? For additional information regarding the transfer of course work, and other policies and procedures related to graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, refer to the Graduate Studies Bulletin. The Graduate Studies Bulletin contains information about all programs of graduate study offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL's online Graduate Studies Bulletin:
http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/bulletin - Top This is a Non-Thesis Degree. What if I Want to go on for a Ph.D. after I Graduate? There is no "yes" or "no" answer to this question. This is a non-thesis degree option, and it will be up to individual institutions to decide whether or not they will accept you into a Ph.D. program. Before you apply to the distance M.S. in Entomology program, you may want to consider asking yourself a few questions: Is research-based entomology what you want to do? What exactly do you want to do after you complete your degree objectives? Do you know what institution you want to attend after completing your Masters degree? If so, contact them for some insight. - Top Who do I Contact for Additional Information? If you have questions regarding the status of the application materials, contact Jeri Cunningham. Jeri handles Graduate Student applications in the Department of Entomology. Phone: 402-472-8687
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any additional questions about the distance M.S. in Entomology program or non-credit courses offered by the Department of Entomology at UNL, contact:
|Dr. Tom Weissling||Erin Bauer|
|Distance Education Coordinator||Entomology Lecturer|
|Department of Entomology||or||Department of Entomology|
|214 Entomology Hall||305C Entomology Hall|
|Lincoln, NE 68583-0816||Lincoln, NE 68583-0816|
|Phone: 402-472-8680||Phone: 402-472-9548|