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Entomological studies at the University of Wyoming focus on biodiversity, integrated
pest management, statistical analysis and modeling, and more. Understanding the biology,
ecology and classification of insects is crucial to understanding the widespread effects
insects have on agriculture, human health and the functioning of ecosystems.
Students admitted year round on grant funded Graduate Assistantships. Students applying for the state funded Graduate Assistantships or the ESM Merit Fellowship are required to have a GRE of 317 (1330), and are required apply to ESM by January 31.
The M.S. program is geared toward teaching graduate students the tools necessary to conduct robust scientific research. This program requires 30 credit hours (at least 12 from Entomology) approved by the student's graduate advisory committee and an approved research plan.
The Ph.D. program allows graduate students to use the research-oriented tools learned during a master's program to conduct research on a major question surrounding entomology. This program requires 72 credit hours (at least 12 from Entomology) that includes credits earned during a Masters degree that are approved by the student's graduate advisory committee and an approved research plan.
Entomology graduate students in the Department of Ecosystem Science & Management study a variety of scientific issues related to insects across the globe, including exotic countries like Ecuador and Uzbekistan. Past graduates have received major awards in Entomology, such as the Snodgras and Comstock Awards given by the Entomological Society of America.