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Graduate Certificate in Integrated Pest Management, Online 

Graduate Programs in Applied Entomology are offered through the Department of Entomology in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. The programs are designed to combine the best in basic and applied biology to meet the public need for research, outreach, and instruction regarding entomology and related subjects, particularly as these bear on pest management and on stewardship of the environment.

Mentoring and advising are an essential part of the program. Students meet with faculty and the academic program director to ensure that educational goals and career learning and development goals are met. Students should contact the program director:


The Graduate Certificate in Integrated Pest Management, Online (Z089) has a 12-credit, 4-course curriculum that focuses on the techniques of integrated pest management for proper pest control management. 

  • Students acquire knowledge on effective and environmentally conscientious approaches to pest management.
  • Students learn about the life cycles of insects and their interaction with the environment to determine the most effective pest control methods while taking in consideration the effects of treatments to local ecosystems.
  • Can be completed in twelve months of continuous part-time enrollment. See Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status.


Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see The Graduate School Catalog, Course Listing as follows: ENTM Course Descriptions

Course Number Title
ENTM710 Insect Biodiversity, Physiology and Ecology
ENTM725 IPM Practices
ENTM735 Sustainability
ENTM747 Pollinator Health

Registration Overview

  • See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the academic program director. 
  • Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite.
  • Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.   
  • The program uses specific section codes for registration, which are listed on the sample plan of study.

Sample Plan

Term Year Course Number Section Code Credits
I (fall) 1 ENTM710 PLE* 3
II (winter) 1 ENTM747 PLE* 3
III (spring) 1 ENTM725 PLE* 3
IV (summer) 1 ENTM735 PLE* 3


  • Features 100% online instruction with engaging and interactive learning.
  • Uses the term academic calendar with classes held in 12-week terms: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer).
  • Instruction provided by University of Maryland faculty and professionals in the field. 

Online Learning

  • Using advanced audio and video technology, UMD’s online learning environment delivers dynamic and interactive content. 
  • Featuring convenience and flexibility, online instruction permits asynchronous or synchronous participation.
  • Lectures are video archived. Students who are unable to attend in real time can review the session through asynchronous participation.
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