Graduate Programs in Applied Entomology

Advising & Overview

Advising | Overview

Advising

Mentoring and advisement is an essential part of the program. Students meet with faculty and the program director to ensure that educational goals are being met. Prospective and current students are urged to consult with the following academic directors:

Tammatha O'Brien, Ph.D.
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Department of Entomology
E-mail: tammatha@umd.edu
Phone: 301.405.1305

Marcia Shofner, Ph.D.
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Department of Entomology
E-mail: mshofner@umd.edu
Phone: 301.405.3938

Admitted students are required to maintain continuous enrollment for courses as outlined in their program’s plan of study.  Graduate School policy stipulates a five-year Time Limitation for completing a master’s degree or graduate certificate. Circumstances may arise when students cannot continuously dedicate time to the program. In such cases, students making satisfactory progress may receive a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence. The time taken on an approved leave of absence is not included in the time limitation for degree completion.

Overview

Graduate Programs in Applied Entomology features the convenience and flexibility of online instruction provided by UMD faculty and experts in the field. Online content is delivered through UMD’s online learning environment.  The program uses the term academic calendar. There are four 12-week terms: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer).  Students complete course work in 11 weeks; week 12 is reserved for finals. 

Graduate Programs in Applied Entomology include one master’s degree and four graduate certificates.  Students who successfully complete requirements for one of the following graduate certificates may apply these credits towards the MPS-Applied Entomology if the student applies and is admitted to the MPS program.

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