12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This new program will allow students to pursue a Master's Degree from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology,


Entomology is the study of insects and how they interact with their environment, other species and humans.

Professional entomologists contribute to the betterment of humankind by helping to understand and mitigate the spread of insect-borne diseases such as malaria and zika virus, by helping to find ways to protect food and fiber crops, livestock, forests, structures, and other systems from ravages of insect pests, and by helping to protect and sustain populations of beneficial insects that are critical to agriculture, food security, and societal well-being. Insects also serve as important models for basic studies in biological diversity, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, physiology, medicine, and other fields of science.  

The mission of the Entomology program at University of Kentucky is to improve the quality of human life and protect our environment through a better understanding of insects and related arthropods. Within the department, we strive for a creative synergy between fundamental and applied entomological research, developing long-term solutions to entomological problems, while providing answers that address immediate short-term problems.


Entomologists are employed at Universities and museums,  non-profit organizations, as Extension educators, and in federal government agencies (EPA, USDA, APHIS); state departments of agriculture and public health, state agricultural research stations, agrichemical companies, agricultural consulting firms; timber and seed production companies, international development agencies, criminology and forensics, and the military.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insects Affecting Human and Animal Health
  • Insect Taxonomy
  • Insect Behavior
  • Advanced Applied Entomology
  • Empirical Methods in Ecology and Evolution
  • Conceptual Methods in Ecology and Evolution
  • Biological Control
  • Special Topics in Entomology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH

24 SCH -thesis option master's degree

36 SCH - non-thesis master's degree


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission to the University of Kentucky Graduate School
  • Copies of all college transcripts
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (if your native language is not English) scores
  • A 2-page statement explaining (a) your reason for applying to an Entomology graduate program and to our graduate program in particular, (b) your proposed area(s) of specialization, including why you selected your chosen area(s) of specialization, and (c) which of our faculty members most interest you as prospective mentors, and why. Note that this statement may be used to nominate you for university fellowships if you are admitted to our graduate program.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three letters of reference 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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