Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition

The yearly graduate tuition at Rice University for the 2020-2021 is $38,250 per academic year. The Professional Master's Program requires three semesters of tuition.

Part-time enrollment is calculated on the per-credit rate. students wanting to enroll, are charged per credit hour. Part-time enrollment refers to the enrollment of less than 9 credit hours during a semester. Students have also assessed a one-time per semester part-time enrollment fee.

A list of tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year, including medical insurance fees, can be found at Cashier's Office

Sources of Financial Assistance

Because the Professional Master’s Degree is a non-thesis (non-research) degree, Rice University does not offer tuition waivers, stipends, fellowships, or assistantships for this program, similar to MBA programs. Corporate scholarships are sometimes available and all accepted students are eligible to apply.

External Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for external funding — funds from sources not affiliated with Rice. Sponsors range from government agencies to corporations and private institutions. Funds may be limited to a single year of enrollment or may be renewable for multiple years and may be paid to the student or directly to the university. It is important for recipients to thoroughly understand the terms and conditions of such fellowships when planning for graduate studies. Download our guide below to review various funding opportunities for students to apply for.

DOWNLOAD OUR GUIDE: External Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarship Opportunities

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Other sources of financial assistance exist, mainly in the form of loans. Visit the Rice Office of Student Financial Services for more information on loans, work-study programs, and outside sources of aid. As these degrees are considered STEM degrees, many grants and scholarships are available, especially for minorities and women. The salary received during the required internship can be used to offset some of the costs.

Loan options include federally subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and private loans. International students are eligible for loans from commercial lending institutions if they have a co-signer who is a US citizen. If you have questions about which type(s) of loans may be best for you, please contact Student Financial Services at fina@rice.edu.