The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Our mission is to advance scientific knowledge and to provide scien-based information to improve the sustainability of food
and fiber production, protection of natural resourcesm and the lives of all the people in Tennessee and across the world.

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EPP students have the opportunities to study a range of topics related to plant pathology, entomology and bioinformatics. Our students conduct basic and applied research at every level, from molecules and genes, to individuals and populations, to species and communities.

We offer an M.S. degree with thesis and non-thesis options, and concentrations in Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Bioinformatics. Our M.S. program provides students with the principles and research background for a career in the life sciences or for admission to Ph.D. programs.

We offer a Ph.D. degree with concentrations in Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Molecular Interactions; Organismal Biology, Ecology and Systematics; and Sustainable Disease and Integrated Pest Management Systems. Our graduates are competitive for positions at academic institutions, government agencies, agricultural industries and other private sector entities.

Degree Programs


Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Molecular Interactions

Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Systematics

Sustainable Disease and Integrated Pest Management Systems


Entomology and Plant Pathology



Plant Pathology

Undergraduate Minor

Entomology and Plant Pathology

Dr. Grant's graduate students hold up their insect collection displays

Current and Prospective Students

Admission and Application Requirements


Course Offerings

Graduate Student Handbook

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