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Department of Entomology



Interested in Graduate Studies? 

Students come to The ohio state Entomology department from across the U.S. and around the worldStudents in ENTMLGY 6703 Lab, Spring 2022

Our faculty has diverse research interests. 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 protection.

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.

Liam Whiteman, Science Happens Here Bee Decline - Studying pest and pathogens in bumble bees
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Iliana Moore, Science Happens Here A quick chat about bumblebee research
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Masters and PhD degrees are offered

Graduate curriculum is designed to meet the following goals:

  • Students will acquire an advanced understanding of insect biology at the molecular, cellular, organ, organismal, population, community, ecosystem, and biosphere levels, to discover system-level interconnections.
  • Students will understand the economic threats and ecosystem services attributed to insects and how these can shape scientific discovery, policy formation, and management decisions.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to perform research, to apply critical and creative thinking and an ethical framework to address cross-disciplinary issues, and to communicate effectively to multiple audiences.

We have a rolling application deadline, meaning you can apply at any time for consideration for admission. However, for full fellowship consideration for the following fall semester, application materials must be submitted by the prospective student by December 1. Letters of recommendation received by December 15.  

entomology graduate program contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator: Sarah DeVilbiss

Graduate Studies Chair: Reed Johnson

Entomology Graduate Student Handbook, version Aug. 2023
Entomology Graduate Student Handbook, version Oct. 2020