An MSc. graduate in Applied Entomology:

              GRADUATE PROFILE

  • Offers Entomology and related courses at higher learning institutions
    • Identifies pertinent community problems and seeks practical solution to the problems of agricultural pests and vectors of human and animal diseases.
    • Develops and executes proposals and projects, and designs programs and interventions in his/her field of specialization
    • Provides advice and consultancy service to government, non-government and private sectors on biological issues.
    • Serve as an agent of change in matters related to insects and related arthropods.
    • Facilitates the link between higher institutions, communities, and other stakeholders towards the common goals of fighting community problems and for sustainable utilization of natural resources.


The MSc program in Applied Entomology is a two years program which emphasizes two areas of specializations: Agricultural/Economical Entomology and Medical & Veterinary Entomology. The program offers training in biology, ecology, taxonomy and management of insects and related arthropods that are important pests of crops and vectors of human and animal diseases. It also trains the beneficial interactions of insects and related arthropods with the environment, ecosystem services and biodiversity. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in research, conventional and modern techniques in entomology.

                               ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Candidate should satisfy the following:
  1. BSc/B.Ed degree in biology and related disciplines (such as agriculture, horticulture, animal sciences, environmental health, health sciences, etc.) from recognized higher learning institutions)
    1.    Successful performance (i.e. a minimum of 50 %) in the entrance examination; undergraduate cGPA (at least 2:00) accounting for 50% and entrance examination for 50% to be eligible for entry to the program.
    1.  Meet the general JU admission requirements.
    1. If the Department feels that a candidate is deficient in major area in the undergraduate program, bridging courses will be arranged.

b.          Duration of the study program

The planned duration of the studies is a minimum of two academic years with a maximum duration of three academic years. A candidate who fails to complete within the set schedule must present an acceptable justification in consultation with his/her research supervisor(s) for possible extension of one or two semesters by graduate council.

c.           Graduation requirements

  • A candidate should have a minimum course work of 30 credit hours and Thesis work of 6 credit hours.
  • A candidate must fulfill the following requirements of the School of Graduate studies (SGS) of Jimma University (JU) for graduation:
  1. A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 must be obtained in the course work
  2. The general JU graduate program graduation requirements need to be fulfilled.
  3. A candidate must be rated at least “Satisfactory” in his/her thesis work.  The  student thesis will be rated ¨Excellent¨, ¨Very good¨, ¨Good¨, ¨Satisfactory¨ or

¨Fail¨ by the external and internal examiners. If the student’s thesis is rated “Fail”, he/she may be allowed to re- work for a maximum duration of 6 months.

                                      DEGREE NOMENCLATURE

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Compulsory courses

S. No.Course TitleCourse No.Cr. Hrs
1BiostatisticsStat 5013
2Research Method & Scientific WritingBiol 5511
3Insect Anatomy and PhysiologyBiol 5112
4Economic and Agricultural EntomologyBiol 5173
5Medical and Veterinary EntomologyBiol 5183
6Insect SystematicsBiol 5132
7Insect Behavior, Ecology and DiversityBiol 5152
8Pesticides, Toxicology and the EnvironmentBiol 5162
9Integrated Pest/Vector ManagementBiol 5142
10Molecular and Immunological Techniques in Applied EntomologyBiol 5102
11Current topics in Applied Entomology/SeminarBiol 5521
12Development Team Training Program (DTTP)DTTP 6613
13Insect-Host InteractionBiol 5122
14MSc ThesisBiol 6536

Elective courses

S. No.Course TitleCourse No.Cr. Hrs
1Disease vectors and Control of Vector-borne DiseasesBiol 6112
2Insecticide Resistance and its managementBiol 6132
3Apiculture and SericultureBiol 6152
4Insect Vectors of Plant Viruses and other PathogensBiol 6172
5Advances in Biological Control MethodsBiol 6192
6Applied AcarologyBiol 6212
7Forensic EntomologyBiol 6232


Year I Semester I

Course TitleCourse No.Cr. Hrs
BiostatisticsBiol 5013
Insect Anatomy and PhysiologyBiol 5112
Medical and Veterinary EntomologyBiol 5183
Insect Behavior, Ecology and DiversityBiol 5152
Research Method & Scientific WritingBiol 5511
Economic and Agricultural EntomologyBiol 5173

                                                     Year I Semester II

Course TitleCourse NoCr. Hrs
Molecular and Immunological Techniques in Applied EntomologyBiol 5102
Pesticides, Toxicology and the EnvironmentBiol 5162
Integrated Pest/ Vector ManagementBiol 5142
Current topics in Applied Entomology/SeminarBiol 5521
Insect-Host InteractionBiol 5122
Insect SystematicBiol 5132

Year II Semester I

Course TitleCourse No.Cr. Hrs
Development Team Training Program (DTTP)DTTP 6613
Elective course 2
MSc ThesisBiol 6536

Year II Semester II

Course TitleCourse NoCr. Hrs
MSc ThesisBiol 6536