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Master of Science in Entomology

Master of Science in Entomology

For the 8th year in a row, the Entomology graduate program is ranked among the top 10 graduate programs at the University of Kentucky, as measured by total number of graduate student presentations and publications. In 2004, Entomology was the most productive graduate program in the College of Agriculture. Congratulations to the graduate students and their faculty mentors in Entomology for a very impressive record of productivity. GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ENTOMOLOGY The Department of Entomology offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science (Plan A -- Thesis and Plan B -- Non-thesis). Individual graduate programs are planned by students in consultation with their advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies. Study and research are available in various areas of entomology including acarology, applied entomology, araneology, behavior, biochemistry, biological control, ecology, genetics, host plant resistance, insect biology, medical and veterinary entomology, molecular biology, physiology, systematics, and taxonomy. The discipline of entomology, similar to all agricultural and biological sciences, has evolved significantly during the past two decades and continues to undergo rapid changes. To increase flexibility in the core curricula, the PhD and MS core curricula are the responsibility of the graduate faculty in Entomology. Research Facilities The Department of Entomology is primarily housed in the Agricultural Sciences Center, with some outlying laboratories. Excellent facilities are available for research use, including: field research facilities, controlled environmental chambers, greenhouses, large animal barns, and an insect reference collection. Laboratories are equipped with a wide range of instrumentation to accommodate research in such areas as: behavior, physiology, pathology, systematics, ecology, molecular biology, and modeling. There is a departmental computer laboratory. Entomological books and related literature are readily available through the modern University of Kentucky library system, which includes numerous online services.