The MPM program uses strong applied approaches to learning and discussion of biological principles, and provides experience interfacing science with problems facing society. Its curriculum uses theory to guide practice but recognizes guidance must be effective and workable. A core of graduate courses, while theoretically based, extend the principles of biological systems to practices that reduce the impact of pest organisms. Additionally, field courses where pest biology and management are examined and assessed within their environmental and human contexts, are an integral part of the program.
The program requirements are:
- Four classroom-based graduate courses
- Two graduate field courses
- A research-based thesis
- Electives & Other Courses
Occasionally, due to unanticipated changes in planned course offerings, students may have to substitute another course for a required course. Before the start of the course, students must obtain permission for the substitution from the Program Director. Send an email request to the Director and, if approved, they will send you an email approval with a copy to the graduate program assistant for your file. Only then can you register in the substitute course.