University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Entomology, M.S.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Entomology

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Science degree in Entomology provides a general background in entomology by emphasizing course work in a variety of areas, including forensic entomology, medical entomology, natural history, insects in education, insect pest management, insect ecology, insect toxicology, insect physiology and biochemistry, urban pest management, biological control, and plant resistance.

In addition, the program’s flexibility allows you to complete course work in other areas that are specific to your needs and interests. As a program designed for science professionals, the courses stress your ability to apply this training to your job and interests.

The program provides a general background in entomology to help you:

    Develop a theoretical and applied understanding of entomology.

    Gain a knowledge base enabling you to examine entomological problems and develop strategies to address these problems.

    Enhance analysis and synthesis of divergent viewpoints.

    Develop new professional skills and knowledge.

Who Should Consider This Degree?

Students interested in careers in the following fields should consider this degree:

    K-12 science teachers interested in improving their science background.

    People who work in science-related jobs.

    People working with insect-borne disease including public health and military medicine.

    People working in agriculture, education, and similar areas.

    People interested in science and the environment.

    People interested in entomology as an avocation, as well as a profession.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the program and found it stimulating and challenging. I had always wanted to attend graduate school, but I could never find the time. Then I discovered UNL's MS in Entomology – a fully accredited online graduate program. I had that rare opportunity to combine my UNL studies with practical research." - graduate Martin Matisoff, Kentucky


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.

International Student Requirements:

If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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