Ph.D. On Campus


Louisiana State University

48 months
29452 USD/year
29452 USD/year
12537 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Entomology Department at Louisiana State University has a long and distinguished tradition of applied and basic research in the field of entomology. Students from around the world have chosen to study entomology at LSU, and continue to win awards annually at national conferences, such as the Entomological Society of America.


Insect Studies was the first entomology course offered at Louisiana State University in 1886.  The Department of Horticulture and Entomology subsequently was established in 1889.  The entomology program was moved into the Department of Zoology and Entomology in 1893.  At that time the curriculum included Insect Anatomy, Household Insects, Disease Vectors, Sugarcane Insects, Apiculture, Forest Entomology, Photography, Morphology and Taxonomy, and Insect Physiology.  In 1949 the Department of Zoology, Physiology and Entomology was formed in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Acarology was added to the curriculum.

The Entomology Department

The present-day Entomology Department was established in 1964. The department was given responsibility for instruction in the College of Agriculture and research in the Louisiana Agriculture Experiment Station (LAES). Dr Dale Newsom was the Department’s first Head (1964-77). Subsequently, Dr. Jerry B. Graves served from 1977 through 1985; followed by Dr. E.A. Heinrichs from 1985 to 1990, and Dr. James R. Fuxa (Interim) from 1990 to 1991. Dr. Frank S. Guillot was Head from 1991 to 2001, followed again by Dr. James R. Fuxa (Interim) from 2001 to 2003.  Dr. Timothy D. Schowalter became head in 2003.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Entomology curriculum includes both traditional entomological courses, as well as new and innovative topics incorporating a deeper understanding of molecular biology, toxicology, resistance management, and epidemiological tools. Lastly, our extension faculty serve stakeholders from around the state in all aspects of entomology. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • One set of official transcripts for all collegiate course work
  • Official verbal and quantitative GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (if degree is from a non-English curriculum)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Other materials, such as writing samples and CV are also highly recommended 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29452 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29452 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12537 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12537 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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