Cost of study
Qualified doctoral and thesis master’s students often receive departmental stipends of $21,000-30,000 per year to cover living expenses. Students that receive departmental stipends or secure a competitive external fellowship are typically offered full-tuition support, a value in excess of $39,000 per year. That means you can earn your Ph.D. and get paid for it. Stipend and/or tuition support is also available in some master’s programs.
Living and Housing Costs
As mentioned in Forbes Magazine, Houston has a reasonable cost of living for a major city. The Graduate Apartments, which opened in the summer of 1999, offers housing at moderate cost and is close to campus. Also available as housing options exclusively to Rice graduate students are the Morningside Square Apartments and the Rice Village Apartments. Visit the Graduate Student Association website for information regarding other housing options.
The tuition for full-time graduate students entering in the 2014-15 academic year is $39,880. For students enrolling in Architecture, Shepherd School of Music, and Professional Master's programs, tuition for the 2014-15 academic year is $26,4200-32,000.