Academics

The Professional Science Master's degree (PSM) are interdisciplinary degrees that prepare graduates for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit sectors. The Professional Science Master's degree combines graduate study in science with training in management, financial understanding, marketing concepts and communication skills necessary for a successful professional career. The Wiess School of Natural Sciences at Rice University offers five Professional Science Master’s degrees.

Rice University offers 5 unique Master of Science degree programs in:
  • Applied Chemical Sciences
  • Bioscience and Health Policy
  • Energy Geoscience
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Space Studies
PSM Program Highlights:
  • 16 - 21 months master’s program merging business with science
  • Practical work experiences in business, government, non-profit, and industry
  • One-on-one mentorship program with a dedicated Industry Board of Affiliates that serve as a valuable link to industry for students
  • One-on-one dedicated job placement consulting team to guide you through your job search
  • Management, leadership, and team training in cooperation with #25 Rice’s Jones School of Business and the Doerr Institute for New Leaders
  • Monthly events with Rice faculty & corporate leaders
  • Weekly Seminar offering networking with industry leaders, training in career management, communication skills, and professional development
  • Located in the heart of Houston, Texas: 4th largest city, most diverse city, #4 fortune 500 headquarters, Top 10 City for startups, energy capital of the world, largest medical center in the world