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Entomology and Plant Pathology

Faculty Specialties and Programs

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Oklahoma State University, a state-supported land-grant university founded in 1890, emphasizes a liberal and practical education. The University has an enrollment of approximately 23,000 students, including over 4,700 graduate students.

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is housed in the Noble Research Center. The facilities of the Noble Research Center represent the finest available and give the department excellent resources to accomplish it's mission of teaching, research, and extension. Graduate students have access to student offices, WI-FI, laboratories for teaching and research, and controlled environment chambers. The department's faculty includes scientists who have received national and international recognition.

Oklahoma State is a national leader in several areas of technology. The University pioneered the use of satelites for distance learning and videoconferencing. Facilities are available for biochemical and physiological studies (HPLC, UV-spec, radioisotope). Scanning and transmission electron microscopes are available for student use at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Medical/veterinary research is also conducted in the Medical Entomology and EFAW field laboratories. Facilities for research on vegetable pests are available at the Wes Watkins Agricultural Research and Extension Center in southeastern Oklahoma. A large laboratory and greenhouse research facility, housing the USDA plant sciences program, is also available for cooperative research.

Graduate Research Assistantships are periodically made available for MS and Ph.D. students in the department. Our faculty focus their nationally recognized research programs in many diverse areas. Prospective students with an interest in a particular specialty are encouraged to correspond directly with the faculty member:

Incoming students are appointed as research assistants with yearly stipends of $17,508 (Ph.D.) and $16,584 (MS). In-state and out-of-state tuition equal to 12 credit hours per year is waived. 

For more information about graduate programs in Entomology and Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University, please contact:


Dr. Bob Hunger
Graduate Coordinator
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Oklahoma State University
127 NRC
Stillwater OK 74078 USA
Telephone: 405-744-9958
FAX: 405-744-6039  

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