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.

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed and the application is now closed. 


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



EIS Program Events
All in-person events are cancelled and will return  Fall 2021! 

Contact Information 
Paula Nielsen, Program Coordinator

(520) 621-0847




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

Virtual Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm



Last updated 20 May 2021