Kansas State University, based in Manhattan, KS offers a fully funded PhD in Agronomy. Graduate programs are designed to accommodate the interest and objectives of each student. Students in M.S. and Ph.D. programs conduct original research and receive thorough training in investigative techniques by use of modern facilities with guidance from experienced faculty. Most students enrolled in a graduate-level program in Agronomy are supported during their study and are appointed to a half-time graduate research assistantship. Currently, students appointed to a half-time assistantship receive $30,436 per year when pursuing a Ph.D. degree.