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



EIS Program Handbook:           


Congratulations to our recent graduate

 Skyler Finucane, MS, Spring 2024




If you missed any of the seminars or would like to re-view any of the seminars, links to the zoom videos can be found here.


Prospective Students

Learn more about our Graduate Program:

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

    Application for the Fall 2024 Entomology & Insect Science Program is closed


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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!


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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.

University of Arizona Foundation (uafoundation.org)