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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): 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 that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Increase competence and understanding in entomological literature.
  2. Strengthen critical thinking skills required for entomological research.
  3. Develop skills and learn analytical techniques to conduct, analyze, and interpret hypothesis-driven entomological research questions
  4. Enhance oral and written communication skills and learn to communicate entomology-related material to broader audiences via writing and presentations.
  5. Recognize awareness of the societal (ethical, socio-economic, and regulatory) responsibilities of entomologists.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: None

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53
Duolingo (approved through spring 2023) 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

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