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Description of Doctoral Program of Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control
Earn a PhD in Agriculture and Pest Control in China
The PhD in agricultural entomology and pest control program provides training in insect systematics and biological diversity, insect ecology and integrated pest control, insect biochemistry and molecular biology. It integrates knowledge of life science, agronomy, horticulture and plant protection with modern theory of biological technology.
PhD students are supervised by experienced faculty to conduct research in the fields of systematics of major insect groups, diversity of rare and endangered insects, regularity of outbreak, disaster mechanism and integrated control of major agricultural pests, study and utilization of insect resources.the program is closely associated with the disciplines of biology, agronomy, forestry, medicine and environmental protection.
Students in the agriculture and pest control program will gain advanced knowledge in entomology, and have an overall and systematic understanding of advanced research in the field. Graduates of the PhD program will possess critical thinking skills and will have all the skills related to teaching, research, and administration in entomology.
- Master degree with background in entomology and related disciplines.
- IELTS of a minimum score of 6.0 overall, TOEFL iBT of a minimum score of 90 overall, proof of equivalent English proficiency; The English proficiency certificate could be exempted for the applicants from English speaking countries, applicants who take English as medium of instruction in university are no need to provide the certificate, but proof of English as medium of instruction is needed.
- Students must take at least 18 credits including 11 credits from courses and 7 credits from supervised research and seminar etc.
- A dissertation is required for graduation. Students who pass the dissertation review and defense will be awarded doctoral degrees.
Located in Yangling, China, Northwest A&F University is steeped in deep traditions and history. Students will gain a world-class education in agricultural studies. Watch this video to learn more.
Northwest A&F University
Study Agriculture in Northern China at Northwest A&F University
Northwest A&F University (NWUAF) is a national university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. As one of the leading universities in China, NWUAF is supported by Ministry of Education's "Project 985" and “Project 211”. The University is...
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Shaanxi 陕西, China
Shaanxi is a province of the People's Republic of China. Officially part of the Northwest China region, it lies in central China, bordering the provinces of Shanxi, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan, Gansu, Ningxia, and Inner Mongolia. It covers an area of over 205,000 km2 (79,151 sq mi) with about 37 million people. Xi'an—which includes the sites of the former Chinese capitals Fenghao...