Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology
The Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology works to discover safe and healthy ways to protect our food and resources from pests and disease while also protecting our natural ecosystems.
The University of Idaho is the only university in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West to offer a bachelor’s degree in entomology. Students in this program study pollination, disease transmission, pest management and all areas of entomology.
The global disease ecology degree is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Students in this program advance their understanding of the societal, environmental and personal impacts of diseases that impact plants, animals and humans living together in complex ecosystems. This program has a research component and is perfect for those interested in global and public health.
EPPN also offers a master’s and doctorate program in entomology and a master’s degree in plant pathology. Students in these programs work with professors who actively conduct research on a variety of topics and customize their programs based on research interests.
The range of expertise among EPPN faculty provides students with a diverse experience. Specialty areas include chemical, biological and community ecology, climate change, nematodes, plant virology, biological control of pests, malaria parasite development, plant pathology, genomics, microbial ecology, biological control of weeds and fungal diseases.
Faculty support Idaho’s producers through a variety of Extension programs, events and publications. Research is conducted on the Moscow campus and at U of I research and extension centers in Idaho Falls, Parma, Kimberly, Twin Falls and Aberdeen.
M.S. Plant Pathology
Explore interactions between plants and microbes. Learn to develop innovative solutions that keep plants safe from diseases.