Earn a doctorate in Entomology at the University of Idaho

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 is the state’s only doctoral program in entomology, and 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, original research in topics including insect ecology and conservation, sustainable pest management in diverse cropping systems, biological control of weeds and insects and chemical ecology. Research opportunities include those with a field or laboratory emphasis. The program prepares graduates with the array of tools and skills required for success in professional careers in research, teaching or extension.

Fast Facts

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

$70,000

in academia. 

$80,000

in private industry.

Potential salaries are based upon national averages.
Job Placement

100%

of graduates earn a job in their field after college.
Degrees
Degree
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
Financial
Financial
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.
Get Involved
Get Involved
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
Clubs
  • Aldrich Entomology Club