The industry-oriented Professional Science Master's (PSM) programs at Rice University stand out as symbols of opportunity and innovation, providing students with unmatched flexibility and customization. Located in the dynamic heart of Houston, Texas, amidst a landscape brimming with industrial excellence and pioneering spirit, our programs thrive. Houston, renowned worldwide as the energy capital and affectionately known as "Space City," provides an inspiring backdrop for our advanced master's degrees. Moreover, with the prestigious Texas Medical Center as a cornerstone of innovation in healthcare and medical research, our students benefit from a truly enriching educational experience. Rice University's Professional Science Master's Programs offer an unparalleled environment for academic excellence and professional growth.

Program Highlights

  • Industry-focused Master's Degrees: Crafted to merge science, engineering, and business expertise under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, ensuring a transformative learning journey.
  • Program Flexibility: Flexibility is a hallmark of our program, allowing students to substitute courses to suit their individual needs. In addition, we offer both full-time and part-time enrollment options to accommodate diverse schedules and commitments. 
  • Invaluable Hands-on Experience: Required 3 to 6-month internships provide real-world insights and pave the way for for professional advancement and career growth.
  • Industry Board of Affiliates Mentorship: One-on-one mentorship opportunities with our esteemed industry board further enhance your professional development and readiness for success.
  • Personalized Job Placement Consulting: Supported by our robust alumni network and alumni board mentorship, offering unparalleled support as you begin your career journey.
  • Engagement Opportunities: Our weekly seminars, corporate luncheons and other exclusive events with industry leaders provide invaluable opportunities for networking and training in essential areas such as career management, communication skills, and professional development.
  • Alumni Network: Access to a strong alumni network and participation in the alumni board mentorship program, providing students with valuable connections and guidance from experienced professionals across diverse industries.
  • Exceptional Career Success: A staggering 99% success rate of students securing jobs within 6 months of graduation speaks to the prestige and effectiveness of a Rice University education.
  • Cutting Edge Curriculum: Led by renowned faculty, our curriculum remains at the forefront of industry trends, ensuring relevance and applicability.
  • Tailored Learning Environment: With small class sizes and a remarkable 6:1 student-faculty ratio, ensuring individualized attention and mentorship.
  • Expansive Access to Prestigious Institutions: Access to a wide array of courses offered by Rice University's Jones School of Business, University of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and other prestigious institutions.

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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, Satellite Systems Engineer

Average Salary

$80,000-$140,000 (industry sector)