Department of Entomology Ph.D. Recruitment Program

Our recruiting event would allow prospective graduate students to:

– Visit and interview with faculty, advisors, staff, and current students

– Tour the campus to learn about resources and facilities

–  Explore College Station

– Interact with potential cohort

The 2022 Ph.D. Event will be held on February 10-13, 2022
Deadline to Submit Completed Applications is December 1, 2021!

View our Flier (PDF)

Required Documents

  1. Application
    Applicants should submit through Texas A&M University GraduateCAS (
  2. $65 PROCESSING FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change)

    The $65.00 fee (in addition to a centralized application service processing fee) is required to process an application for admission. This fee may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars.  To receive the waiver, you must submit an awards letter from your current school’s financial aid office showing the award of a Pell Grant. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) from a current FAFSA can also be submitted to show financial need.  McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver. Submit this information to

  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Copies of College Transcripts
    You must submit transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (excluding community colleges). Transcripts may be uploaded for review via the respective application service; however if you are admitted and intend to enroll, you must provide an official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions before you will be allowed to register for classes. NOTE: You do not need to submit a transcript from Texas A&M University.
  5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  6. Resume/CV

Why should you consider obtaining a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University?

The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M has more than one hundred years of rich history and it is the largest Entomology program in the United States. It has a strong mixture of nationally and internationally recognized junior and senior faculty members working on a diverse range of basic and applied research, spanning genetics, genomics,
medical/veterinary entomology, physiology, behavior, ecology, biocontrol, integrated pest management, evolution, systematics, and urban entomology (to learn about our faculty visit:

Support for graduate study is available through multiple sources, including departmental research and teaching assistantships, as well as from Fellowships linked to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Texas A&M University is positioned in beautiful Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savannah habitat, which supports a magnificent insect fauna and a wealth of research opportunities. Its location also provides a good base for access to a broad range of habitats and research sites. Additionally, its close proximity to Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offers a cultural component to a whole graduate experience.

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