Butterfly specimen at the University of Idaho. Earn an advanced degree in Entomolgy from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

M.S. and Ph.D. Entomology

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

The Impact of Insects

This program will provide you with a deep understanding of insects and their impact on agriculture, human health and the environment. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students lead independent research with opportunities to conduct laboratory or field based projects in insect ecology and conservation, sustainable pest management in diverse cropping systems, biological control of weeds and insects and chemical ecology. Graduates are prepared for immediate opportunities in applied fields, or to continue into doctoral programs in entomology or related fields.

Fast Facts

  • We offer Idaho’s only M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Entomology
  • The Hubert C. Manis Laboratory offers isolated greenhouses for working with insects
  • Research with modern molecular techniques in our new biotech wing
  • Access to the William F. Barr Entomology Museum, with a vast collection of Western insects
  • Access to UI’s Research and Extension Centers
  • Agricultural or Urban Pest Manager
  • Director of Pesticide Development for an Agrichemical Firm
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Professor
  • Research Support Scientist


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement


of graduates earn a job in their field after college.
Degree Roadmap Find a wealth of knowledge to help you succeed – from taking care of preliminary items associated with starting your graduate studies at the University of Idaho to finishing your degree – at the College of Graduate Studies.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Entomology, we recommend you: 
  • have an entomology, biology, fisheries, ecology or other related undergraduate degree
  • have critical thinking, computer, and communication skills
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Hubert C. Manis Laboratory
  • William F. Barr Entomology Museum
  • Computer-controlled greenhouses
  • Research and Extension centers
  • Agricultural producers, commodity commissions and other groups
  • Aldrich Entomology Club