Graduate students at the Center for Vector Biology benefit from the extraordinary resources of a diverse research institution comprising 65,000 students. Rutgers is ranked among the top 25 research universities in the nation. Rutgers faculty include MacArthur "genius" Fellows, National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology recipients, Fulbright Scholars, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and winners of many prestigious awards and grants.
In the 1940's Selman Waksman received the Nobel Prize for his important contributions to medicine. Robert Trivers, professor of anthropology and biological sciences, received the 2007 Crafoord Prize in biosciences. The library system ranks among the top university research libraries in the world.
Graduate students fulfill general education requirements, choose among a wide variety of elective courses, and pursue departmental concentrations and interdisciplinary certificate programs. Students at the Center for Vector Biology graduate with a Masters in Public Health, M.S. in Entomology, or Ph.D. in Entomology. These programs offer advanced study, and unique opportunities to explore basic and/or applied aspects of vector biology.
After leaving the center, you will be prepared for careers in entomology, public health, research, teaching, and professional practice. Our alumni hold faculty positions at other research universities or work in mosquito control districts throughout the country.