Entomology 888: Distance Master's Project

This required course (ENTO 888) provides an opportunity for students in the UNL Online M.S. Degree Program in Entomology to apply knowledge they have gained from their courses to create an original body of work focusing on an area of personal or professional interest. Instructors for this course include the M.S. Project Coordinator and the M.S. Project Committee.

What will you be producing?
Students in ENTO 888 will be creating original works that reflect a scholarly understanding of entomology. Projects can take many forms such as scholarly reviews, teaching or training materials, multimedia, surveys, and other items that represent a substantial intellectual contribution to the field of entomology. Projects will be submitted in portfolio format and will contain a written summary and products (e.g., photographs, webpages, graphics, or written materials). While M.S. projects are expected to be of substantial intellectual contribution, they are not theses. Previous projects may be found at the UNL Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/entodistmasters/index.html.

When should you take this course?
This course is offered each semester and is designed for students who have completed at least 20 credit hours in the Online M.S. Degree Program in Entomology. It's offered through UNL's Learning Management System (called Canvas), where students will interact with instructors and submit all materials. The project needs to be completed within 2-3 semesters (summer sessions count as one semester) of the term in which you enroll in ENTO 888. We highly encourage you to plan for two (2) semesters. During the first semster, you can complete the idea and proposal, and begin the project. During the second semester or term, you can complete the project and seminar. 

We recommend that you complete this course at least one semester before the one in which you intend to graduate. Finishing all of the requirements for the project in one semester can be challenging, but if you register for the course during the semester you plan to graduate, you will also need to meet shortened deadlines due to paperwork needed by the Office of Graduate Studies that ensures graduation requirements have been met.

Review the links in the left hand menu for more detailed information about the M.S. Project course.