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Master of Science in Entomology



What will I learn?

The Department of Entomology offers a Master of Science degree in entomology. Within this research-based program, subject matter areas include arthropod ecology, biological control, integrated pest management, molecular biology, physiology, genetics and toxicology, plant resistance, systematics, and urban, medical/veterinary, and forensic entomology. Students come into the field of entomology with diverse interests, science backgrounds and career goals. Students are able to tailor their education and research interests for this degree program with the help of their major advisor and advisory committees.

Specific course requirements in entomology are dependent upon previous training and professional experience. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery in the core knowledge areas of:

Insect Biodiversity, Systematics, and Insect Evolution
Insect Ecology
Insect Physiology, Toxicology and Insect Genetics
Applied Entomology

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,558.00 per year
The above fee is for 2022-2023 College Station Graduate Fall and Spring (Amounts are based on 9 credit hours per semester); 2021-2022 College Station Graduate Summer: USD $3,173 (Amounts are based on 3 credit hours per semester)
Start date

17 January 2023


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

600 John Kimbrough Blvd,

2402 TAMU,



77843, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 600 (paper test); PTE Academic score of 68.

For international students

You are an international graduate applicant if you:

are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency)

you have not graduated from a Texas high school after three years in residence in Texas

hold a bachelor’s or professional degree (or equivalent)

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

Minimum TOEFL i-BT score of 80 (in person or Home Edition) from a test date within two years (Texas A&M University does not accept the MyBest TOEFL score), or
Minimum TOEFL Essentials score of 8.5, or
Minimum IELTS Academic test score of 6.0 overall band (Texas A&M University does not accept the IELTS General test), or
GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (subject to departmental approval), or
GMAT Verbal Score of at least 22 (subject to departmental approval), or
Acquiring alternative verification during the admission process from the Graduate and Professional School via a departmental request.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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