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For whom are the programs designed?

Place-bound people who want more knowledge in environmental science, biology, or pest management. People taking these courses often work for, or aspire to work for, organizations specializing in urban pest control, landscape maintenance, mosquito control, public health, government regulatory agencies, cooperative extension, plant production, agrichemical industries, and teaching.

Degree Requirements are: Thirty credits, including ENY 5006, 5006L, 6166, and 6401; an applied entomology course; a graduate-level ecology course; a biochemistry or molecular entomology course; a statistics course; to include at least 18 credits of ENY/NEM.

Course options:

  • ALS 6166 Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues (3)
  • ENY 5006 Graduate Survey of Entomology (2)
  • ENY 5006L Graduate Survey of Entomology Laboratory (1)
  • ENY 5212 Insects and Wildlife (3)
  • ENY 5223C Biology and Identification of Urban Pests (3)
  • ENY 5226C Principles of Urban Pest Management (3)
  • ENY 5236 Insect Pest and Vector Management (3)
  • ENY 5572 Beekeeping (3)
  • ENY 5516 Turf and Ornamental Entomology (3)
  • ENY 5820 Insect Molecular Genetics (3)
  • ENY 6166 Insect Classification (3)
  • ENY 6203 Insect Ecology (3)
  • ENY 6203L Insect Ecology Laboratory (1)
  • ENY 6401 Insect Physiology (3)
  • ENY 6651C Insect Toxicology (3)
  • ENY 6665 Advanced Medical and Veterinary Entomology (3)
  • ENY 6665L Advanced Medical and Veterinary Laboratory (1)

Other applicable courses include:

  • BCH 5045 Graduate Survey of Biochemistry (4)
  • IPM 5305 Principles of Pesticides (3)
  • NEM 5004C Principles of Nematology (3)
  • STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research (3)

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

University requirements

Program requirements

Prerequisites: A Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or at least two semesters of biology, one semester each of chemistry, algebra and trigonometry, and one semester of physics and beginning statistics (recommended). Admission criteria include a B average or better for the last two years of the baccalaureate program, and satisfactory scores (total of 1000 in verbal and quantitative portions or 297 on the new scale) of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Up to 9 graduate-level credits taken prior to formal admission may be transferred into the program to meet degree requirements. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Financial aid for graduate students is available from a number of sources at the University of Florida.

Many departments and colleges within UF offer scholarships, assistantships and fellowships to qualified students pursuing master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. Contact your specific graduate program to find out what financial aid opportunities are available at the department and college level, and what is required to qualify for them.

The UF Graduate Fellowship Initiative combines legislative funding and private donations to create competitive financial aid packages for Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Fine Arts students. To read more about Alumni Graduate Fellowships, Graduate School Fellowships, Presidential Fellowships and fellowships offered by individual colleges within UF, visit its website by clicking here: UF Graduate Fellowship Initiative.

The UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs offers different forms of financial aid, such as scholarships and internships, for graduate students from minority and underrepresented backgrounds, such as first-generation college students and students in non-traditional majors.

The UF Honors Program offers a number of fellowships, grants and scholarships for studying here at UF or abroad. For more information, visit its website by clicking here: UF Honors Program

The UF Graduate Student Council offers grants for graduate student research and travel. For more information, visit its website by clicking here: UF Graduate Student Council.

The UF Libraries Data Sources for Funding Webpage lists links to a number of sources for grants and other funding. To access this resource, click here: UF Libraries Data Sources for Funding Webpage.

The online UF Graduate School Financial Aid Bulletin Board provides you with links to organizations outside UF that offer fellowships, grants and scholarships to graduate students. Visit this webpage by clicking here: Financial Aid Bulletin Board Board.

UF Student Financial Affairs oversees and coordinates all financial aid operations at UF. Its website has a wealth of online material about loans, grants, scholarships, student employment and other forms of financial aid from university, government and outside sources, as well who is eligible for them and how to apply for them. Check out its webpage on graduate financial aid available from departmental, college and university-wide sources on the UF campus by clicking here: Graduate Financial Aid Webpage.


UF Distance Learning

Distance learning never felt so close to campus. University of Florida students who learn online, experience life as a Gator and graduate with the same valued credentials as their on-campus peers. UF students who are successful from a distance will earn an identical degree, as impressive to recruiters and employers as their residential peers. UF is ranked second among all universities on SmartMoney list of schools whose graduates command the highest salary in return for their tuition dollars. You’ll also find UF ranked third on Kiplinger’s list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.” High value and highly valuable – that’s what a UF education is all about, both onsite or online.

What’s the best thing about an online degree from UF? It’s a rich academic experience resulting in a degree from UF. Realize your dream of a degree from the University of Florida; you don’t have to come to UF to go to UF.

The Department of Entomology and Nematology maintains tripartite priorities consistent with the mandate given to full-service landgrant universities and associated experiment stations: research, extension, and instruction. These programs are facilitated with state funding, extramural contract and grant funding, donations and gifts, and the collaborative efforts of cooperating agencies and institutions.

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