Program Overview

The University of Florida’s (UF) Master of Science in Entomology and Nematology, with a focus on Entomology, is course of study that delivered through the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and administered under the Department of Entomology and Nematology. This program is designed for individuals who wish to gain knowledge in environmental science, biology, or pest management. The majority of students who pursue this degree are employed, or desire employment, working for organizations specializing in urban pest control, landscape maintenance, mosquito control, public health, governmental regulatory agencies, cooperative extension, plant production, agrichemical industries, and teaching. The Entomology concentration is designed for students who have a particular interest in the study and classification of insects.

The Entomology concentration’s curriculum consists of 30 credits, and takes between two to four years to complete based on course load each semester. UF offers a wide range of different courses each semester, providing the student with a diverse and thorough education. Some of the courses span topics such as Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues, Insects and Wildlife, Principles of Urban Pest Management, Insect Ecology, and Insect Pest and Vector Management. The only on-campus requirement through this program is a comprehensive written and oral examination to be completed at UF’s Gainesville campus. Upon completion, graduates of this program may possess the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline; GPA of B or better in final 2 years of Bachelor's degree; and GRE of 1000 or higher.


    Comprehensive final written and oral exam at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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