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Graduate Degree Programs

In addition to the undergraduate programs available within DAES, opportunities for Graduate Study are also available at the MS and PhD levels. Persons interested in applying for graduate programs offered by the department may do so HERE. Prospective and new graduate students in DAES are strongly encouraged to review the DAES Graduate Student Handbook

Research and teaching assistantships are available for accepted graduate students on a competitive basis. To apply for the DAES Graduate Financial Assistance, fill and submit the DAES Graduate Assistantship Form.

Master of Science Degree Programs:

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programs: 

DAES Graduate Student Awards:

Each year, the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (DAES) honors graduate students through the Graduate Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding graduate students at the MS and/or PhD level based on their academic performance, research, student leadership, community service and citizenship, and contributions to undergraduate education.

Graduate Students Award Winners

2020 Award Winners
SN Category Degree Student Major Advisor
1 Outstanding graduate student PhD Khalda Ayoub Fadlalla Dr. Olga Bolden-Tiller
2 Outstanding graduate student MS Bidur Paneru Dr. Uma Karki
3 Outstanding graduate Thesis MS Shailes Bhattrai Dr. Uma Karki
2019 Award Winners 2018 Award Winners 2017 award winners  2016 award winners 
  • Shailes Bhattrai  (Advisor: Uma Karki) 
  • Sanjok Poudel (Advisor: Uma Karki)
  • Sanjok Poudel (Advisor: Uma Karki)
  • Sheila M. De-heer ((Advisor: David N.O. Tackie)
  • Meghan Franklin (Advisor: Souleymane Fall)
  • Rishi Khatri (Advisor: Uma Karki)
  • Rishi Khatri (Advisor: Uma Karki)
  • Pauline K. Wilikhe (Advisor:  Joseph Quansah)


Questions about the nomination process or the awards ceremony can be sent to Dr. Uma Karki, Chair of the DAES Graduate Student Awards Committee at