Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
Area(s) of Emphasis:
  • Aquatic Entomology
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Host Plant Resistance
  • Insecticide Toxicology
  • Medical Entomology
  • Molecular Entomology
  • Morphology
  • Pathology
  • Pest Management
  • Physiology
  • Population Ecology/Genetics
  • Systematics
  • Pollinator Ecology
  • Resistance Management
Learning Goals:
  • Increase competence and understanding in entomological literature.
  • Strengthen critical thinking skills required for entomological research.
  • Develop skills and learn analytical techniques to conduct, analyze, and interpret hypothesis-driven entomological research questions
  • Enhance oral and written communication skills and learn to communicate entomology-related material to broader audiences via writing and presentations.
  • Recognize awareness of the societal (ethical, socio-economic, and regulatory) responsibilities of entomologists.
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the doctorate: 5.0 years (Methods)
  • Median time to earn the master’s: 2.3 years (Methods)

Program Contact:

Contact: Donna Moore
Phone: 515-294-1741
E-mail Address:

Mailing Address:

    1344 Advanced Teaching & Research Building
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA 50011-3221

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements:
  • Program Requires GRE: No
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 53
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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