Graduate Certificate in Medical Entomology

Graduate Certificate in Medical Entomology

If you’re passionate about delving into the world of integrated pest management within the dynamic field of public health, our 15-credit online Graduate Certificate in Medical Entomology is your first step toward advancing your career.

The required curriculum consists of engaging courses that provide in-depth knowledge in advanced medical and veterinary entomology, as well as mosquito biology. The remaining 2 credits can be earned through a diverse array of elective courses in medical entomology, pending advisor approval. These electives include Tropical Entomology, Blood-Feeding Insects, Exotic Species, and Biosecurity. See the Graduate Certificate Guidelines for more information.

Online Labs

You can complete all of our courses entirely online — even those with lab requirements. If a course requires you to collect insects, you can either purchase a kit with basic supplies or use our provided instructions to make one at home from regular household items. In addition, labs involving online simulations use free online software. No travel required!

What You Can Expect to Learn

Upon completing the Graduate Certificate in Medical Entomology, you’ll be able to:

  1. Identify biting arthropods and describe their biology.
  2. Discuss the biology of mosquitoes and arthropod-borne diseases.
  3. Develop management options for mosquitoes and the diseases they vector.
  4. Assimilate technical information related to vector ecology and management.
  5. Communicate arthropod-related hazards and benefits related to humans, wildlife, other environmental factors and economics.

Prior to graduating, you’ll be required to take a pre-examination exam to assess your achievement with the learning outcomes listed above.

Upon completion of the program, transcripts will read: Graduate Certificate in Medical Entomology.

Course Overview

Course NameCreditsFallSpringSummer
ENY 5006 Graduate Survey of Entomology2XXX
ENY 5006L Graduate Survey of Entomology Lab1XXX
ENY 6665 Advanced Medical and Veterinary Entomology3X
ENY 6593 Advanced Mosquito Biology3X
ENY 6591C Advanced Mosquito ID (In-Person at Vero Beach, FL Location) ORX
ENY 6934 Arthropod Vector ID3X X


Course NameCreditsFallSpringSummer
ALS 6166 Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues3X
ENY 5226C Principles of Urban Pest Management3X
IPM 6021 Insect Pest and Vector Management3X
ENY 5566 Tropical Entomology (Live Attendance Required; Available Odd Years Only)3X
ENY 6203 Insect Ecology3X
ENY 6203L Insect Ecology Lab1X
ENY 6651 Insect Toxicology (Available Even Years Only)3X
ENY 5212 Insects and Wildlife3X
ENY 6202 Ecology of Vector Borne Diseases2X

Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

  • A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada
  • 2.0 upper-division GPA

Additional Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements: For International Students Only

The English language skill requirements for admission:

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council-approved English language skills test and submit your scores.

Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the Graduate School’s list of English-speaking countries.

To be admitted to a graduate certificate program, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam TypeRequired Score
Paper -based550
Computer -based213

Learn More About the Program

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