Under graduate and graduate student assistantships are available. Opportunities for practical training in physiology, biochemistry, endocrinology and molecular biology exist. Under graduate students should contact RPALLI@UKY.EDU and graduate students should follow the application procedure described below.

How To Apply
To apply for admission to the Department of Entomology graduate program, you will need to provide the following information:

Please send a completed Department of Entomology Information Form
(Note that this form is in Acrobat PDF format and you will need install the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in to access this document. ) and three letters of reference to

Dr. Kenneth V. Yeargan
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Entomology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
phone: 859/257-4961

Please send

1. Copies of your transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable),

2. Your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores,

3. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (required from applicants whose native language is not English),

to the University of Kentucky Graduate School:
Application for Admission to the University of Kentucky Graduate School
Applications may be submitted at any time.

You may now apply for admission to the University of Kentucky Graduate School using the online forms. Instructions are included with the forms.

Financial Assistance:
Departmental Assistantships and University Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to graduate students in the Department of Entomology. You will automatically be considered for an assistantship or fellowship as part of your application.

Recipients of Graduate Assistantships and University Fellowships do not pay out-of-state tuition.

The Department of Entomology is primarily housed in the Agricultural Sciences Center, with some outlying laboratories. Excellent facilities are available for research use, including:
field research facilities,
controlled environmental chambers,
Iarge-animal barns, and
an insect reference collection.

Laboratories are equipped with a wide range of instrumentation to accommodate research in such areas as:

molecular biology, and

There is a departmental computer laboratory. Entomological books and related scientific literature are available in the nearby college library.