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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.  

Sample Plan of Study

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. For a detailed course description, see Courses

Term Year Type Course Number Section Code Credits
I (fall) 1 Core ENTM710 PLE* 3
I (fall) 1 Core ENTM756 PLE* 3
II (winter) 1 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3
II (winter) 1 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3
III (spring) 1 Core ENTM 720 PLE* 3
III (spring) 1 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3
IV (summer) 1 Core ENTM760 PLE* 3
IV (summer) 1 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3
I (fall) 2 Core ENTM769 PLE* 3
I (fall) 2 Elective ENTM*** PLE* 3

Course List

Below is a listing of all program courses with a general schedule and listing of pre- or co-requisites. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. For a detailed course description, see Courses.

Semester Course Number Title
I (fall) ENTM710 Insect Biodiversity, Physiology and Ecology
I (fall) ENTM745 Bee Biology and Beekeeping
I (fall) ENTM756 Insect Diseases and Pathology
I (fall) ENTM769 Capstone Course (Scholarly Paper)
II (winter) ENTM730 Plant Diagnostics
II (winter) ENTM747 Pollinator Health
III (spring) ENTM720 Native, Invasive, and Exotic Species
III (spring) ENTM725 IPM Practices
III (spring) ENTM740 Organic Practices
III (spring) ENTM746 Commercial Beekeeping
III (spring) ENTM750 Urban Pests
IV (summer) ENTM735 Sustainability
IV (summer) ENTM748 The history and culture of bees and beekeepers
IV (summer) ENTM755 Designing an Urban Garden
IV (summer) ENTM760 Insects in the 21st Century
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