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Plan of Study: MPS - Applied Entomology


The MPS-Applied Entomology is a 30-credit graduate program designed to be completed in fifteen months of continuous full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. See Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status.

See the sample plan of study, below.  Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the term academic calendar with classes held in 12-week terms: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer).

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.  

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration.

Term Year Type Course Number Section Code Credits
I (fall) 1 Core ENTM710 PLE* 3
I (fall) 1 Elective ENTM745 PLE* 3
II (winter) 1 Elective ENTM730 PLE* 3
II (winter) 1 Elective ENTM747 PLE* 3
III (spring) 1 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3
III (spring) 1 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3
IV (summer) 1 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3
IV (summer) 1 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3
I (fall) 2 Core ENTM760 PLE* 3
I (fall) 2 Core ENTM780 PLE* 3

Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see The Graduate School Catalog, Course Listing as follows:

ENTM710: Insect Biodiversity, Physiology and Ecology

ENTM720: Native, Invasive, and Exotic Species

ENTM725: IPM Practices

ENTM730: Plant Diagnostics

ENTM735: Sustainability

ENTM740: Organic Practices

ENTM745: Bee Biology and Beekeeping

ENTM746: Commercial Beekeeping

ENTM747: Pollinator Health

ENTM750: Urban Pests

ENTM751: The history and culture of bees and beekeepers

ENTM755: Designing an Urban Garden

ENTM756: Insect Diseases and Pathology

ENTM760: Insects in the 21st Century

ENTM769: Capstone Course (Scholarly paper)

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