24 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
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The Entomology at the University of California, Riverside is offered by the Department of Entomology and is leading to a M.S. degree.


Program Description

The Entomology program at the University of California, Riverside has research specializations in the following areas: arthropod vectors of plant pathogens, behavior, biochemistry and physiology, biological control, chemical control, ecology and evolution, integrated pest management, insect-plant interactions, medical and veterinary entomology, molecular entomology, nematology, neuroscience, pathology, pesticide toxicology, pollination biology, systematics and urban entomology. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Areas of Entomology I: Subcellular-Cellular Disciplines
  • Molecular Biology of Human Disease Vectors
  • Genetic Technologies in Pest Insects
  • Ecological Systems in Space and Time
  • Theory of Systematics
  • Entomophagous Insects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor's degree with a major in Entomology, a biological science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a suitable equivalent.

Students must have had, or complete soon after entering graduate school, the following:

  • The equivalent of one year of course work each in general biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry.
  • The equivalent of a one quarter course each in genetics and biochemistry.
  • The equivalent of 30 quarter units of life sciences other than entomology. Students who wish to specialize in insect biochemistry, insect physiology, molecular entomology, neuroscience, or toxicology may substitute additional courses in physical, organic, and biological chemistry; toxicology; and pharmacology for courses in life sciences.
  • Credit from these courses does not count toward the unit requirement for the M.S. degree.

All applicants whose first language is not English must complete the TOEFL with 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3814 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Riverside

1100 - 1600 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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