General requirements for both MS majors are: (1) completion of at least 30 graduate credit hours, including a thesis describing independent research (six credit hours); (2) passing an oral, general knowledge examination centering on the student’s program of study; (3) presenting the thesis research in a formal departmental seminar; and (4) passing a thesis defense. Students in the Entomology major also must pass an Insect Family Recognition Test.
One other graduate level course primarily on insects (Obtain list from department for qualified courses) 3
Students must earn additional graduate credit hours appropriate to the major to bring the total earned to at least 30 credits. A maximum of six credits in ENWC 666, ENWC 866, and ENWC 868 and six credits of ENWC 869 can be applied to the degree.