The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is a world-class graduate training and research institution committed to advancing research in insect biology in both basic and applied contexts.  We offer MS and Ph.D. degrees (ranked in the top 5 nationally) in Entomology and an undergraduate major.  Our faculty and staff members along with our graduate students, postdoctoral associates, affiliated and emeritus professors offer a dynamic and interdisciplinary research and teaching environment to prepare students for a future in entomology.

Meaningful Research

Advancing research in insect biology in both basic and applied contexts

Far-reaching Impact

Embodying the Wisconsin Idea, making the boundaries of our work the boundaries of the Wisconsin and beyond

Top-notch Instruction

Interdisciplinary instruction to inform students, collaborators, and the community

Documenting Diversity

The department is home to the Wisconsin Insect Research Collection of over 3,000,000 curated specimens collected over the last 170+ years


Graduate Students

National Entomology Program Ranking

Years of Excellence

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