How do you apply for admission to the department?

Please review the Graduate School Admission Requirements. To request an application packet, go to the Graduate School Apply Now page and provide all of the requested information. Be sure to select ENTOMOLOGY (MS) or ENTOMOLOGY (PHD) in the drop-down box for Degree and Major of Interest. The application processing fee is $75 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants. 

Application to the Department of Entomology is now completed online through the Graduate School. Domestic and international applications require different items to be submitted. All of the information necessary to apply is located on the application procedures page.

For your file to be considered complete and ready for review by the Graduate Program Committee, the following materials must be submitted:

  1. Graduate School Application
  2. Official Transcripts: Mail DIRECTLY to the Graduate School.
  3. Official GRE Scores are OPTIONAL. If you choose to provide scores, please submit them directly to the Graduate School.
  4. Official TOEFL (if applicable): Submit DIRECTLY to the Graduate School.
    International students please check the section below “What information should international students know?” for more specific information about TOEFL score requirements.
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation:  Submitted electronically to the Graduate School.
  6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae with supporting information listed: Submit electronically as part of the Graduate School application.
  7. Statement of Purpose or Interest:  Statement of purpose submitted electronically as part of the Graduate School application. In your Statement of Purpose briefly emphasize your past experiences, especially those related to research. Please also articulate your educational, research and career objectives and specify your general area(s) of interest. The Statement of Purpose (one page, single-spaced) is important in admissions decisions. Your statement should be well-organized and concise.  Please list 1-3 potential major professors at the end of your Statement of Purpose.

When your application is submitted, you will receive an email with log-on information and directions on how to access the Application Tracking Database. Please refer to the database for an update on the progress of your application BEFORE calling the department.  Your application also is tracked by the Graduate Coordinator Assistant.

Address for mailing documents:
Graduate Coordinator Assistant
Entomology Department
University of Georgia
413 Biological Sciences Bldg
Athens, GA 30602

What are the Application deadlines for admission throughout the academic year?

Domestic Applicants

Fall Semester

July 1

Spring Semester

November 15

May and Extended Summer Session

April 1

Summer Semester

May 1

International Applicants

Fall Semester

April 15

Spring Semester

October 15

Summer Semester

February 15


How does the decision to accept an applicant occur?

As your application documents are received, we will pass this information on to our faculty, so they can contact you if there is an opening in their program. Also, you are encouraged to contact faculty by email that most closely correspond to your interest to let them know that you are interested in their research program. 

For an overview of the Department, please visit our research program site, and faculty site.  Click on the names of faculty members to access their research program.

Once a faculty member is willing to consider you for a position in their research program and your application is completed, your application and supporting documents will be reviewed by the Graduate Program Committee. GRE scores, GPA, letters of recommendation, and a written personal statement are considered by the committee, along with prior education, research, and life experiences of the applicant. A recommendation will be sent to the Graduate School, which makes the final decision about admission. If you are accepted, arrangements for a teaching or research assistantship will be decided in consultation with the faculty advisor.