Master of Science in Entomology

August 26

Next Start Date

30

Total Credit Hours

$365*

Cost Per Credit

3 ​start dates

Per Year

The online Master of Science (MS) in Entomology program provides students with a well-rounded understanding of entomology and the flexibility to choose coursework specific to an individuals' professional needs and personal interests. One of the top 10 entomology programs in the United States, Nebraska’s program was the first to be offered online. Ideal for working professionals with no GRE required, our program is structured for your busy schedules: 100% online and can be completed from anywhere in the world. Create your future through applicable courses, expert faculty, and a flexible program. 

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Fuel Your Career with Purposeful Curriculum

The Entomology program consists of 30 credit hours, comprised of 4 core courses and 6 elective courses. You can complete the program in as quickly as 5 semesters, while enrolled part-time. 

Core Courses (13 Credits)

  • ENTO 801: Insect Physiology 
  • ENTO 806: Insect Ecology
  • ENTO 818: Insect ID and Natural History 
  • ENTO 888: MS Project 

Electives and Areas of Emphasis (17 credit hours)

  • Forensic Entomology
    • ENTO 814: Forensic Entomology
    • ENTO 815: Medical Entomology
    • ENTO 816: Forensic Insect Succession
    • ENTO 850: Forensic Insect Morphology
  • Pest Management and Toxicology
    • ENTO 812: Entomology and Pest Management
    • ENTO 813: Biological Control of Insects
    • ENTO 820: Insecticide Toxicology
    • ENTO 837: IPM IN Sensitive Environments
  • Insects in Education
    • ENTO 810: Insects as Educational Tools
    • ENTO 822: Cultural Entomology
    • ENTO 830: Introduction to the Development of Distance Ed Courses

Admission Requirements

No GRE/GMAT required

The Entomology program accepts applications year-round and admits students on a rolling basis for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

A completed Graduate School application includes the following: 

  • Completed graduate school application and application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended 
  • Verification of English proficiency is required if native language is not English
  • GRE or GMAT scores are NOT required 
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

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Fall (August) Start

Admission Deadline: August 1

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Spring (January) Start

Admission Deadline: January 5

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Summer (June) Start

Admission Deadline: April 26

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Graduate tuition is assessed by the credit hour and the program. Professional programs may differ. See below for a full listing of the tuition rates that apply to the Agronomy program. Learn more about tuition and fees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including all estimated cost components.

Students are encouraged to:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the deadline to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships.
  • Check with your employer to see if they provide financial support for earning your graduate degree.

*The following tuition and fees were posted for the 2024-25 academic year. Rates are subject to change and will be posted on this page as soon as possible.

Resident Online Tuition and Fees

 

Per Credit Hour

3 Credit Hours

Online Tuition

$365.00

$1,095.00

Fees included in Online Tuition and Fees

Technology Fee

$11.00

$33.00

Library Fee

$8.25

$24.75

Online Course Fee

$35.00

$105.00

Registration Fee

 

$20.00

University Program and Facility Fees*

Waived

Waived

Total Online Tuition and Fees

$419.25

$1,277.75

Out-of-State Resident Online Tuition and Fees

 

Per Credit Hour

3 Credit Hours

Online Tuition

$724.00

$2,172.00

Fees included in Online Tuition and Fees

Technology Fee

$11.00

$33.00

Library Fee

$8.25

$24.75

Online Course Fee

$35.00

$105.00

Registration Fee

 

$20.00

University Program and Facility Fees*

Waived

Waived

Total Online Tuition and Fees

$778.25

$2,354.75

* The University Program and Facility Fees are only waived for online courses

In accordance with Federal Financial Aid requirements, Nebraska provides an estimated Cost of Attendance as a standardized estimate of the overall cost of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a specific period. It represents the best estimate of expenses a student might expect to incur.