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MSLFS Program

MSLFS Program

A Graduate Advisory Committee is formed for each student during their first semester. This committee is chaired by the student's major professor and has at least two other members. For each student, the Graduate Advisory Committee determines a plan of study according to the student's background and desired area of specialization.

For the thesis-based masters, 20 credit hours of course work and 10 credit hours of research are required. With successful completion of both coursework and research (thesis) requirements, masters students will receive a degree in life sciences with a concentration in entomology.

For a non-thesis masters, a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework is required. In addition to coursework, these students must complete an internship and a project. The advisory committee will supervise the selection and conduct of the internship and project and will conduct a final oral examination. NOTE: a non-thesis masters degree is intended to be a terminal degree and is not a satisfactory prerequisite for continuing on toward a Ph.D.

For more information about our MSLFS program please read our graduate handbook found to the right. 


Online Masters Degree

For those seeking a distance learning degree, please consider the Agricultural and Life Sciences Online Graduate Degree Program. Several entomology courses are available within the five concentration options.


Please contact our Graduate Program Director, Dr. Scott Salom at or 540-231-2794.