Welcome to the Entomology & Insect Science graduate program!

The Entomology and Insect Sciences Graduate Program offers interdisciplinary masters and doctoral training in the biology of insects. 

We particularly seek out creative, enthusiastic applicants who have multidisciplinary interests, such as insect ecology–plant chemistry or behavioral ecology–neurobiology, pest management–spatial ecology, epidemiology of vector-borne disease–climate science, to name a very few. We encourage students to develop cross-disciplinary connections and bring together aspects of insect biology in unconventional way.

EIS Graduate Program contact:

Paula Nielsen, Program Coordinator
Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, Entomology and Insect Science

(520) 621-0847

Marley Building, Room 641G 
Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm




2022 GIDP Student Research Showcase
Thursday, December 8th 
3:00-5:00 pm
Student Union Grand Ballroom
Link to RSVP
GIDP Student Showcase

    Prospective Students

    Learn more about our Graduate Program:

    • Academic requirements
    • Major Advisor requirements
    • International applicant information
    • Application instructions
    • EIS faculty department affiliations 

    Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2023 Admission to the EIS Program.

    Apply Here

    All application materials, included submitted letters of reference, will be due on December 1, 2022.     

    Current Students


    • EIS PhD Graduate required courses
    • EIS MS Graduate required courses
    • Handbook, forms and other resources
    • Entomology undergraduate and graduate course list 

    The Entomology & Insect Science GIDP is proud to offer a minor for University of Arizona PhD students!

    Fall 2022 Seminar Series

    Fridays at 11 am in Marley Lecture Hall 230

    10:45 AM refreshments available on the east side of Marley

    To attend remotely: Access the zoom link 

    Henry Hagedorn Endowment

    We are pleased to announce the creation of the Henry Hagedorn Endowment, in memory of a cherished teacher, prominent researcher, colleague and friend in the community of insect researchers at the University of Arizona.  When The Endowment reaches its required minimum ($10,000), its income will be used for EIS students to invite a distinguished scientist to come to campus and speak each year.

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