Graduate Programs

Contact: Dr. Judy Hough-Goldstein, Graduate Coordinator
247 Townsend Hall
Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-2160

Office: (302) 831-2529
Fax: (302) 831-8889
Email: jhough@UDel.Edu

GRADUATE STUDENT REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES
DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY AND WILDLIFE ECOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
NEWARK, DELAWARE

Effective September 2012

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Entomology M.S.

  • Outcomes: Graduates are prepared to enter the work force as entomologists working in the areas of integrated pest management, biological control, urban entomology, forensic entomology, insect systematics or insect ecology.
  • Structure: Students complete coursework in all aspects of insect ecology, physiology, and taxonomy. Students also conduct an intensive field research project under the tutelage of a faculty member. This project serves as the basis for their thesis.
  • Uniqueness: We are located in the Mid-Atlantic region, in close proximity to other land grant universities allowing for opportunities for collaboration with other universities and government agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Beltsville, Maryland. The highly fragmented, urban landscape mixed with agricultural lands provides a representative landscape for understanding how land use affects pest populations, and the ecosystem services of beneficial insect species.

Wildlife Ecology M.S.

  • Outcomes: Graduates are prepared to enter the work force as wildlife biologists for state and federal agencies. Most of our M.S. students find employment in their field of interest.
  • Structure: Students complete coursework in all aspects of wildlife ecology, conservation, physiology, taxonomy, policy, and human dimensions of wildlife. Students also conduct an intensive field research project (usually two – three field seasons) under the tutelage of a faculty member, which they use as their thesis.
  • Uniqueness: Our wildlife graduate research programs are diverse, ranging from aero ecology,waterfowl biology, tidal marsh ecology, forest fragmentation, ecological monitoring, and large mammal conservation and management, just to name a few. We provide strong support for our students and integrate their research into state, federal, and international agencies and Non-government Organizations (NGO’s). We are uniquely situated on an urban-rural gradient with research being conducted in human-dominated landscapes, agricultural landscapes, forested landscapes, and tidal marsh ecosystems.

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology Ph.D.

  • Outcomes: Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as upper level scientists for state and federal agencies or as faculty at colleges and universities. All of our students find employment.
  • Structure: Students complete coursework in all aspects of ecology, conservation, physiology, taxonomy, and policy. Students also conduct an intensive field research project under the tutelage of a faculty member, which is the basis of their dissertation.
  • Uniqueness: We are uniquely situated on an urban-rural gradient with research being conducted in human-dominated landscapes, agricultural landscapes, forested landscapes, and tidal marsh ecosystems.