M.S. Degree: Masters Program Type: Online Interest: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program Type: International

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

  • Develop theoretical and applied understanding of entomology.
  • Gain a knowledge base enabling you to examine entomological problems and develop strategies to address problems.
  • Enhance analysis and synthesis of divergent viewpoints.
  • Develop new professional skills and knowledge.

Who 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.

Tuition & Fees For Entomology

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

This degree does not require a thesis but does require completion of 36 graduate level credit hours. 

Transfer of credits for graduate courses up to 18 credit hours may be possible. Approval is required from the Department Graduate Committee and Dean of Graduate Studies

The 36 Credit Hours Requires:

  • 18 credit hours from graduate courses (800-900 level) that do not have an undergraduate (400 level) counterpart
  • minimum of 18 credit hours in entomology
  • at least 18 credit hours must be from UNL
  • 4 credit hours is a M.S. degree project
  • departmental general entomology exam or the Board Certified Entomology (BCE) exam
  • The final M.S. comprehensive exam, developed and administered by two members of the Entomology graduate committee

Taking more than 6 credit hours in one semester is not recommended.

Course work must be completed within 10 consecutive calendar years and comply with academic credit policies.

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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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