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    • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Master of Science

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

Program details

The Department of Entomology offers a two-year thesis-based Master of Science program.

Master of Science (Entomology)

Expected duration: 2 years
Tuition and fees: Program fees are assessed in the first two terms of study, followed by a continuing fee in the third and any subsequent terms. (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)


In addition to the minimum program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of six credit hours of coursework at the 7000 level or above.
  • Complete ENTM 7150: Advanced Entomology 1,  which is held in the winter term each academic year.

Students must demonstrate competence in completing thesis research and pass an oral examination relating to their thesis subject before obtaining an MSc degree.

Sample course offerings

  • ENTM 7120: Insect Population Management
  • ENTM 7150: Advanced Entomology 1
  • ENTM 7200: Advanced Insect Taxonomy
  • ENTM 7210: Special Topics in Entomology
  • ENTM 7230: Advanced Pollination Biology
  • ENTM Advances in Physiological Ecology of Insects

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Master of Science (Entomology) program.

Applicants normally require a four-year bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Science with a suitable selection of courses in insect biology.

Academically strong students without this preparation may be admitted into the program but may be expected to take additional courses ensuring they have a strong foundation of entomological knowledge.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

The Master of Science in Entomology has three application deadlines per year. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Statement of intent
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadlines

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Department of Entomology
Room 214 Animal Science/Entomology Building
12 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Phone: 204-474-9257
Fax: 204-474-7628