How to Apply

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.

To apply, please submit the following items:

Application Deadlines:

Fall Admission: Applications open September 1st and close February 15th. After the February 15th deadline, we do offer rolling admission, if space is available. Please contact Lindsey Hodge at if you'd like to apply after the deadline

Spring Admission: Applications open July 1st and close September 15th

The program offers both full-time and part-time enrollment

Send all materials to:

Rice University
Professional Science Master's Program
6100 Main St.
Keck Hall 203, MS 103
Houston, TX 77005
Attn: Lindsey Hodge


Rice University
Professional Science Master's Program MS-103
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Attn: Lindsey Hodgep

Rice Undergraduate Students

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.

International Students

Information addressing the concerns of international applicants can be found on the International Students page.

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