Graduate Programs

Dr. Joe M. Louis working with student in lab
Dr. Jody Green shows Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches at an extension event.

Graduate Certificate in Entomology

The Graduate Certificate in Entomology is designed to familiarize students with entomology and the importance of insects in the ecosystem and for human resilience. Students earn this certificate by successfully completing 15 graduate credits.

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M.S. Entomology

The Master's of Science (M.S.) degree resident program prepares students to obtain a Ph.D for careers in research, scholarly work, or university teaching. Faculty members mentor graduate students and offer advanced training in entomology and research. Leadership and growth opportunities are found through campus student groups and professional memberships. 

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Online M.S. Entomology

The online Master's of Science (M.S.) option was developed for students who cannot participate in an on-campus degree program. This degree is for professional individuals actively involved in or seeking entomology-related positions where advanced entomology training is desirable.

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Ph.D. Entomology

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in  Entomology provides in-depth instruction and research opportunities for graduate students. Department faculty members are firmly committed to educating students and providing strong mentoring relationships.

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The Department of Entomology regards graduate education as one of the most important activities undertaken by the department. We are dedicated to producing highly trained, motivated, and successful M.S. and Ph.D. students. Faculty strive to provide an environment in which students can reach their potential as individuals and professionals.

The Bruner Club is a social and academic club for Entomology graduate students. The club aims to support and serve entomology graduate students and the Nebraska community in many ways.