Entomology, MS

Master of Science Degree in Entomology

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 30
  • $357.00
  • $676.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Entomology, MS program is designed for science professionals who are interested in broadening their skill sets and education in Entomology. The flexibility of this program allows students to create a program that is specific to an individual's needs and interests. Students will be able to apply the coursework from this program directly to their professions. 

Through coursework, students will:

  • Develop a theoretical and applied understanding of entomology 
  • Gain a knowledge base, enabling them to examine entomological problems and develop strategies to address these problems  
  • Enhance analysis and synthesis of divergent viewpoints  
  • Develop new professional skills and knowledge applicable to their career field

Students gain a well-rounded understanding of Entomology as a whole and are able to focus coursework in areas such as:  

  • Forensic and medical entomology 
  • Natural history 
  • Insects in education 
  • Insect pest management, toxicology and biological control 
  • Insect ecology, physiology and biochemistry 
  • Plant resistance

Upon completion of the program, students have the option to excel in a multitude of career areas: 

  • Middle and high school teachers
  • Zoos, botanical gardens, butterfly houses  
  • Seed industry 
  • Agrochemical industry 
  • Food industry 
  • Crop consultation 
  • Urban pest control  
  • Military pest control

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.