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How to Apply to the Graduate Program in Entomology

 

 


Thank you for your interest in our graduate program. On this page, you can find application procedures and links to application forms.

Graduate School Online Forms

The University of Massachusetts Graduate School provides online forms to request information and submit applications.

Request for Information

Application for Admission

Or, if you would prefer to have application materials mailed to you, call the Graduate School at (413) 545-0721.

Applications must be sent directly to the Graduate School, not to Entomology, and must be accompanied by payment for the application fee. The application will not be processed until the payment has been received by the Graduate School.

It would also be useful to consult the Graduate School Bulletin and Guidelines for Master/Doctoral Degree Candidates.

Department of Entomology Graduate Student Handbook

For more detailed information about the Graduate Program in Entomology, download the Graduate Student Handbook

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If you have any further questions, please contact

Patricia J. Vittum
Entomology Graduate Program Director
Department of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences
316 Agricultural Engineering Building, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Phone: (413) 545-0268
Fax: (413) 545-5858
pvittum@ent.umass.edu

 

Application Checklist

1. FIND A FACULTY MEMBER
Find a faculty member who is interested in taking you on as his or her student. Students generally will not be accepted into the graduate program unless they have a faculty advisor prior to arriving on campus.

2. CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE AT THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Apply online or call for an application - (413) 545-0721 or -0722.

Deadlines are February 1 and October 1 (although late applications are occasionally accepted).

3. TAKE THE GRE
Arrange to take the Graduate Record Exam, including the subject test in Biology. If English is a second language, also arrange to take the TOEFL (exceptions exist, refer to the application packet from the Graduate School). Ask to have the scores sent to UMass (our code is 3917).

4. SEND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation sent to the Graduate School (there are forms in the Graduate Application).

5. SEND TRANSCRIPTS
Have two official transcripts sent to the Graduate School from any undergraduate and graduate institutions that you have attended.

Hope to see you on board!!!