Ohio State University
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Master of Science in Entomology
M.S.- Entomology;, Ph.D.-Entomology
The Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University is one of the best in the nation. It has a rich history and reputation for preparing entomologists for the future through a highly diverse graduate research, teaching and extension program. While several entomology departments have vanished recently and existence of others is threatened, our department is in a leadership position to contribute value to the society by virtue of its breadth of scholarship, diversity, cohesiveness, and ability of its faculty to cooperate and collaborate both within the department and with our many external stakeholders.
Much of the research conducted in this department, from pest management to molecular entomology, is driven by an ecological paradigm of production efficiency, economic viability, social responsibility and environmental compatibility. Individual and collaborative research programs are further synergized by a breadth of experience and operations along diverse continua: from traditional problem solvers to designers and leaders, from basic to applied science, across two campuses and beyond into medicine and human health, from the molecule to ecosystem levels, from local to global issues, and from heuristic science to intellectual property. The unique ability to operate along the full scope of these axes provides a great deal of flexibility in the education we provide and in the potential for developing solutions and opportunities for the future.
The Department of Entomology has graduate programs at both the M.S. and Doctoral levels. At the entry level the degree is the M.S., with a thesis (Plan A) or a non-thesis (Plan B). Plan B is offered in Integrated Pest Management and other specialized areas of study designed to meet the student's professional objectives. The Plan B M. S. is not considered to be adequate preparation for a Ph.D.
The Graduate Faculty in Entomology is based on the Columbus main campus of The Ohio State University and the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Faculty in other departments may serve as advisors, subject to the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee.
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Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 40,000+