Twin Cities Campus
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Entomology, 1980 Folwell Avenue, 219 Hodson Hall, St. Paul, MN 55108 (612-624-3636; fax: 612-625-5299)
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Entomology centers on the study of insects and includes specializations in ecology, behavior, molecular biology, microbiology, neurobiology, physiology, population dynamics, systematics, and taxonomy. Specialized or applied areas include apiculture, biological control, cell culture, insect conservation, insect-vector relations, integrated pest management, and modeling. Research programs are active in aquatic systems, forest systems, crop and animal agriculture, human health, and natural and urban environments.
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
A 3.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) for prior graduate work is preferred for admission.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
A bachelor's degree with a major in a biological science is a prerequisite. Preference is given to students with a broad background in the basic sciences. Admission depends primarily on applicant's undergraduate record, letters of recommendation, and the statement of interest from the applicant. GRE scores for Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing are required for admission.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit a complete set of official transcripts and a clearly written statement of career interests, goals, objectives and a diversity statement. Three letters of recommendation are required from persons well acquainted with the student's academic record, and should be either uploaded or sent directly to the department.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
24 credits are required in the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
Plan A: Plan A requires 20 major credits, 0 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:1-3 project reports as directed by the advisor and the advisory committee.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Students must accumulate 3 written examination points.
2 credits required
ENT 8300 - Graduate Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
11 or more credits required. Elective courses can be taken from entomology or any University of Minnesota program. Students must work with their advisor(s) when selecting electives outside of the entomology program. Elective courses must be taken at the graduate (4xxx-8xxx) level, but only a maximum of 9 credits from the 4xxx level may be used.
24 credits required
ENT 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
|Credits:||4.0 [max 4.0]|
|Typically offered:||Every Fall|
|Credits:||4.0 [max 4.0]|
|Grading Basis:||A-F or Aud|
|Typically offered:||Every Spring|
|Credits:||3.0 [max 3.0]|
|Typically offered:||Fall Even Year|
|Credits:||1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]|
|Grading Basis:||S-N or Aud|
|Typically offered:||Every Fall & Spring|
|Credits:||1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]|
|Grading Basis:||No Grade|
|Typically offered:||Every Fall, Spring & Summer|