About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of insect physiology; insecticide toxicology; ecology; evolution; behavior; plant-insect interactions; biological control; integrated pest management; chemical ecology; molecular biology; olfaction; demography; apiculture; systematics; arthropod-borne diseases of plants and animals; and medical entomology. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in the integration of basic and applied aspects of insect sciences.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Major Code

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Jan 5, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 5, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Theresa Garcia
(530) 754-9506 | tgarcia@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Program Chair
Joanna Chiu
(530) 752-1839 | jcchiu@ucdavis.edu

Department Chair
Steven Nadler
(530) 752-2121 | sanadler@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Joanna Chiu
(530) 752-1839 | jcchiu@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Richard Karban
(530) 752-2800 | rkarban@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Jay Rosenheim
(530) 752-4395 | jarosenheim@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Louie Yang
(530) 754-3261 | lhyang@ucdavis.edu