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 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, the energy capital of the world, largest medical center in the world


We accept applications twice a year for Fall and Spring admission

The PSM application opens October 30 and closes February 15 for Fall admission

The PSM application opens June 30 and closes October 15 for Spring admission

Recent PSM Graduates

56% Women

26% International

25% With post-grad work experience

Employers include

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Job Titles include

Executive Director, Project Manager, Health Care Manager, Senior Geoscientist, Energy Data Manager, Planning and Design Engineer, Global Consultant, Data Manager, Health Policy Consultant, Compliance Manager, Missions Operations, Environmental Consultant, Operations Manager, EHS Manager, Environmental Site Investigator, Flight Controller, Reservoir Engineer, Software Engineer, Satelite Systems Engineer

Average Salary

$80,000-$120,000 (industry sector)