1. K-State home
  2. »Entomology
  3. »Students & Programs - Overview
  4. »Prospective For Students

Department of Entomology

Department of Entomology
123 W. Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Place
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-4004

785-532-6232 fax

Extension Entomology--please call

 Entomology's 2025 Strategic Plan

Entomology 2025 Plan

K-State 150 logo

Like us and follow us:

Prospective Students


two studentsAll applicants for graduate study are expected to have a background in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and the physical sciences. An overall 3.0 GPA (B average) is expected, and international students must present evidence of proficiency in English (TOEFL or other acceptable exam). It is strongly recommended that interested prospective students review the faculty and contact those faculty with whom you would be interested in working. In addition to completing the application for admission to the Graduate School and paying the accompanying fee, applicants must submit to the department (entomology@ksu.edu):


  • Transcripts of all previous academic training (translated into English if in a non-English language)
  • A description of your career objectives using the Statement of Purpose form
  • A resume or curriculum vitae 
  • Three letters of recommendation on the Letter of Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the department by the referees, and not the applicant. 
  • If applicable, an abstract of the Master’s thesis

The completed application is screened by the departmental Graduate Affairs Committee, which makes a recommendation for admission to the Department Head, who then makes a recommendation for admission to the Graduate School only if a major professor and financial assistance are identified.

For more specific information about the policies and practices of our graduate program, see the Graduate Student Policies and Procedures manual for our department.

Support for graduate study may be available!

How to Apply

check out the admissions guidelines and get forms online

Schedule a Visit

email the department at entomology@ksu.edu
or call (785) 532-6154

Contact Information

Entomology Department