Entomology and Insect Sciences Graduate Program

The Entomology and Insect Sciences Graduate Program offers interdisciplinary masters and doctoral training in the biology of insects. The Program is flexible in its requirements, allowing students to design, in collaboration with faculty, programs of study tailored to individual interests and needs.

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 ways.

The University of Arizona prides itself in its Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs). In today's world, studying complex problems requires an interdisciplinary approach. The GIDPs provide a mechanism for incorporating this principle into graduate training.

EIS Program applications will be accepted in September 2021.


To attend remotely: Access the Zoom link   Password: insects


Congratulations to all our students who successfully defended their thesis or dissertation recently! 




  • Cristina Francois, Ph.D., Fall 2020

  • Ayako Kusakabe, Ph.D., Fall 2020

  • Bethany Obernesser, M.S., Fall 2020




Contact Information 
Paula Nielsen, Program Coordinator

(520) 621-0847

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm




The University of Arizona
Marley Building, Room 641G
PO Box 210036
Tucson, AZ 85721





Last updated 7 Sep 2021