The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has the oldest graduate school west of the Mississippi River. The Department of Entomology was one of the first departments established at the University of Nebraska and has a strong, diverse graduate program. Departmental faculty and staff are located on two campuses in Lincoln and at four research and extension centers in the state. The Department of Entomology offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Research interests, programs, and backgrounds of the faculty are diverse and allow students to pursue many avenues of scientific investigation.