The Department of Entomology offers graduate study leading to the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology. Advanced work involves specialized training in one or more of the following areas: behavior, biochemistry, biodiversity, biological control, chemical ecology, ecology, host plant resistance, insect pathology, pest management, molecular genetics, physiology, and systematics. Alternatively, students housed in the Entomology Department can do MS or Ph.D. research as part of one of two interdisciplinary programs: Environmental and Conservation Sciences and Natural Resources Management.
The close working relationship between the Department and the USDA Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, located on campus, provides students many opportunities for research and consultation. Students may conduct their research program under the direction of USDA scientists holding adjunct appointments in the Department of Entomology.
Student research and academic programs are tailored to individual needs and interests. Interdisciplinary approaches to entomological programs are fostered.