Graduate Degree - Integrated Pest Management - Master of Science

Integrated Pest Management - Master of Science
Program Code:
0538 Integrated Pest Management
Program Level:
Award Type:
Master of Science
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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Entomology
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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Entomology

Graduate Study
Integrated Pest Management - Master of Science

Master of Science

The objective of this program is to train professionals in Integrated Pest Management with the business management and communication skills necessary for public and private sector employment. It is designed for students with bachelor's degrees in biological or agricultural sciences or for working professionals who wish to advance or change their careers.


In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, applicants are expected to have knowledge of computer applications and appropriate curricular background in crop protection-related fields and crop production-related fields. Applicants with good academic records who lack the expected curricular backgrounds may be admitted on a provisional basis but will be expected to take collateral course work.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Integrated Pest Management

In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the student must complete a total of 31 credits for the degree under Plan B (without thesis).

1. The following requirements for the major (31 credits):  
  a. Two of the following core courses (6 credits):  
    ENT 818 Systematics, Morphology, Biology: Adults 3
    ENT 838 Systematics, Morphology, Biology: Immatures 3
    ENT 850 Insect Physiology 3
    ENT 851 Molecular Entomology 3
  b. All of the following courses (19 credits):  
    Students will complete a total of three 1 credit seminars, focusing on standard topics for this program.  
    ENT 442 Concepts of Biological Information Systems 3
    ENT 477 Pest Management I: Pesticides in Management Systems 3
    ENT 478 Pest Management II: Biological Components 3
          of Management Systems(W)  
    ENT 812 Graduate Seminar 3
    ENT 848 Biological Control of Insects and Weeds 3
    ENT 870 Nematode Management in Crop Systems 3
    ENT 890 Independent Study 1
  c. A minimum of two of the following courses (6 credits):  
    At least two courses must be from areas other than Entomology. The student's guidance committee may approve other courses to meet this requirement.  
      Requires special approval for application toward graduate credits.  
    BOT 362 Management of Turfgrass Pests 4
    BOT 407 Diseases and Insects of Forest and Shade Trees 4
    BOT 413 Virology 3
    BOT 810 Current Concepts in Plant Pathology 3
    BOT 812 Epidemiology of Plant Diseases 3
    BOT 847 Advanced Mycology 4
    BOT 884 Prokaryotic Diseases of Plants 4
    BOT 885 Plant Diseases in the Field 2
    CSS 310 Soil Management and Environmental Impact 3
    CSS 455 Pollutants in the Soil Environment 3
    CSS 805 Herbicide Action and Metabolism 2
    ENT 422 Aquatic Entomology 3
    ENT 460 Medical and Veterinary Entomology 3
    ENT 470 General Nematology (W) 3
    FOR 819 Advanced Plant Breeding 3
    FOR 838 Land Use Law 3
    FW 811 Fisheries and Wildlife Laws and Regulations 3
    FW 852 Systems Modeling and Simulation 3
    NSC 830 Nature and Practice of Science 1
  d. Completion of a Certificate in Basic Business and Communication Skills. The certificate program is organized as a series of week-end workshops covering such topics as project management, business law, intellectual property, management theory, finance, writing skills, presentation skills, information retrieval, interpersonal skills and group work. The certificate program offered by the faculty of The Eli Broad College of Business and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, will include a case-study approach. It will involve an additional cost to the student beyond usual tuition and fees.  

After the completion of the certificate program is approved by The Eli Broad College of Business and by the Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Office of the Registrar will enter on the student's academic record the name of the certificate program and the date it was completed. This certification will appear on the student's transcript upon completion of the requirements for the degree program.