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The University of Manitoba is home to the only Department of Entomology in Canada.
Wallis-Roughly Museum of Entomology
Entomology students have access to on-site research facilities including the Wallis-Roughley Museum of Entomology, which is home to the third-largest research collection of insects in Canada.
Fields of research
Research in the Department of Entomology is equally divided between basic and applied studies. Some areas of focus include:
- Honeybee parasite management
- Insects as agents of biological control
- Crop and livestock entomology
- Arthropod ectoparasites of mammals and birds
The Department of Entomology has faculty with expertise in areas including:
- Apiculture and pollination biology
- Physiological, population and community ecology of insects
- Insect systematics
- Insect-vertebrate interactions
- Aquatic entomology
The Entomology PhD is a four-year program consisting of coursework and a substantial research component.
Doctor of Philosophy (Entomology)
Expected duration: 4 years
Tuition and fees: Tuition fees are charged for terms one and two and terms four and five. A continuing fee is paid for term three, term six and each subsequent term. (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 7220: Advanced Entomology or hold credit in ENTM 7150: Advanced Entomology.
Students must pass a candidacy exam, demonstrate competence in completing thesis research and pass an oral examination relating to their thesis subject.
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.
The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Entomology PhD program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Normally students must complete and MSc degree before entering the program. However, students enrolled in an MSc program who demonstrate exceptional ability may – in the early stages of the program – request a transfer to a PhD 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 PhD 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
- A short proposal of a research project the applicant considers suitable for the PhD
Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.
Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.
|Term||Annual application deadlines|
|Fall (September)||June 1|
|Winter (January)||October 1|
|Summer (May)||February 1|
|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.