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Applied Entomology (MPAE)   

Program Title and Classification

Applied Entomology

Graduate Degree Program

College: Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Abstract

The Master of Professional Studies in Applied Entomology, a 30-credit, 10-course graduate program may be completed in as little as 15 months. Offered through the convenience and flexibility of the online learning environment, students enroll in two 3-credit courses per 12-week term.

In addition to the MPS in Applied Entomology, the Department of Entomology developed several fully online graduate certificate programs. Designed to offer flexibility to complete coursework in areas specific to your needs and interests (as well as to gain a valuable credential), successful completion of one or more of these programs may be used to fulfill requirements for the MPS. Each 12-credit program may be completed in one year by taking one 3-credit course per 12-week term.The Graduate Certificate programs are as follows:

Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Beekeeping

Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Urban Agriculture

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Bachelor’s degree a biological field (exceptions can be made with work experience in a biological field and strong letters of recommendation)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (expectations can be made with work experience in a biological field and strong letters of recommendation)

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

For complete Admission Information, please visit: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/graduate-programs-applied-entomology/apply

UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international students to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in this program. International students who currently reside in the U.S. on existing visas may apply. Eligible international students have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS).Additional requirements can be found here: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/graduate-programs-applied-entomology/apply#International

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: https://gradschool.umd.edu/admissions 

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
26 Jul31 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
26 Jul31 Jan


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://oes-entm.umd.edu/

Degree Requirements

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only (scholarly paper required): 30 credits

ENTM 710: Insect Biodiversity, Physiology and Ecology (3 credits)

ENTM 720: Native, Invasive, and Exotic Species (3 credits)

ENTM 756: Insect Diseases and Pathology (3 credits)

ENTM 760: Insects in the 21st Century (3 credits)

ENTM 769: Capstone Course (scholarly paper, 3 credits)

Five Field courses (15 credits)

 

 

Website

http://oes-entm.umd.edu/

Contacts

Office of Extended Studies

0132 Main Administration Building

MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-7762

oes@umd.edu

 

Tammatha O’Brien, Academic Program Director

3118 Plant Science

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-1305

tammatha@umd.edu

 

Marcia Shofner, Academic Program Director

3148 Plant Science

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-3938

mshofner@umd.edu

 

Associated Information

Relationships

Beekeeping (Z088)

Integrated Pest Management (Z089)

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (Z090)

Urban Agriculture (Z091)