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Integrated Pest Management (Z089)   

Program Title and Classification

Integrated Pest Management

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (1)
  • Strong background in biology

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

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

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

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

12 credits required

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

ENTM 725: Integrated Pest Management Practices (3 credits)

ENTM 735: Sustainability (3 credits)

ENTM 747: Pollinator Health (3 credits)


In this 12-credit certificate, students learn the techniques of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an effective and environmentally conscientious approach to pest management. Students learn about the life cycles of insects and their interaction with the environment to determine the most effective pest control methods while taking in consideration the effects of treatments to local ecosystems.


Contact Statement



Tammatha O’Brien, Academic Program Director

3118 Plant Science

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-1305


Marcia Shofner, Academic Program Director

3148 Plant Science

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-3938


Associated Information


Applied Entomology (MPAE)

Beekeeping (Z088)

Integrated Pest Management (Z089)

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (Z090)

Urban Agriculture (Z091)