Rice seeks highly qualified students for its graduate programs. Beyond objective standards of academic competence, we also look for other, more subjective qualities such as creativity, ambition, and leadership potential.
Full-time students should apply for Fall admission. Working professionals seeking enrollment as part-time students may apply for Fall or Spring admission. You must apply online.
The application is found at the Rice Graduate School Application web page.
Please note that the Professional Science Master's Program has been grouped with its respective home departments:
No application fee is required for the Professional Master's Program.
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Applications for Spring 2018 will open July 1, 2017 with a deadline of August 1, 2017.
Please note, if space is available, late applications may be considered after the deadline. However, candidates who miss the deadline place themselves in a less competitive position, as spaces will become unavailable or limited. *E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a code to submit your late application.
Send all materials to:
Professional Science Master's Program MS-103
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Attn: Dagmar Beck
FedEx packages must be sent to our physical address: 6100 Main Street, Keck Hall 203, MS-103, Houston, TX 77005
In general, applicants must have at least a 3.0(B) grade point average in their undergraduate work.
Transcripts should be official and in confidential, signed-across-the-seal envelopes provided to you by the registrar of each institution, undergraduate and graduate, which you have attended. If your school will not provide you directly with an official copy of your transcript, then ask them to send it to the department. You may also wish to send an unofficial copy, for temporary use only.
Rice University requires all applicants to provide GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test scores.
Official GRE scores must be received directly from the Educational Testing Service. Because we match scores by an applicant's name, it is important that you explicitly call our attention to any discrepancies that might occur between your name as reported on your application forms and as recorded on your GRE scores. In general, applicants should score at least 150 on the quantitative section, at least 146 on the verbal section and at least 4 on the analytical writing section, but competitive scores are based against the current applicant pool.
Be sure to take the GRE in time for official scores to reach us by the application deadline. For information on the GRE exam, visit www.gre.org.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test is required for any student whose native language is not English. Applicants who already hold a degree from an American university, are exempt from providing a TOEFL score. Applicants must score at least 600 on the paper-based TOEFL , at least 250 on the computer-based TOEFL, or at least 95 on the internet-based test. For information on the TOEFL exam, visit www.toefl.org.
For students who choose to take the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL, the minimum score is 7.
Rice undergraduate students applying for 5th year PSM degree :
Admission is open to Rice junior and senior students who have shown academic excellence in their undergraduate studies. Applications have to be received within the normal time table for application for the program. With faculty approval, students can start taking required core courses of the Professional Master's Program during their senior year at Rice. A plan of graduate study based on their particular focus area will need to be developed and approved by the track director and the PSM director.
Information addressing the concerns of international applicants can be found on the International Students page.
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