Oklahoma State University, a state-supported land-grant university founded in 1890,
emphasizes a liberal and practical education. The University has an enrollment of
approximately 23,000 students, including over 4,700 graduate students.
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is housed in the Noble Research Center.
The facilities of the Noble Research Center represent the finest available and give
the department excellent resources to accomplish it's mission of teaching, research,
and extension. Graduate students have access to student offices, WI-FI, laboratories
for teaching and research, and controlled environment chambers. The department's faculty
includes scientists who have received national and international recognition.
Oklahoma State is a national leader in several areas of technology. The University
pioneered the use of satelites for distance learning and videoconferencing. Facilities
are available for biochemical and physiological studies (HPLC, UV-spec, radioisotope).
Scanning and transmission electron microscopes are available for student use at the
College of Veterinary Medicine. Medical/veterinary research is also conducted in the
Medical Entomology and EFAW field laboratories. Facilities for research on vegetable
pests are available at the Wes Watkins Agricultural Research and Extension Center
in southeastern Oklahoma. A large laboratory and greenhouse research facility, housing
the USDA plant sciences program, is also available for cooperative research.
Graduate Research Assistantships are periodically made available for MS and Ph.D.
students in the department. Our faculty focus their nationally recognized research
programs in many diverse areas. Prospective students with an interest in a particular
specialty are encouraged to correspond directly with the faculty member.