2012 Hooding Ceremony Webcast Now Available
Dean Sanders' Welcome
Welcome to the Rice University Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. Located in Houston, Texas, Rice offers advanced degrees in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, architecture, music, and business. With a graduate enrollment of just over 2300, graduate students comprise 40% of the total Rice student body. Our programs are small to medium-sized, offering the opportunity to work very closely with graduate advisors. Proximity to both the Houston Museum District and the renowned Texas Medical Center allows for exceptional access to the visual arts as well as cutting-edge biomedical research. Our many interdisciplinary centers and institutes enhance the experience of graduate students across all disciplines. For a look at graduate education across all of our schools, please take the Graduate Studies Virtual Tour and visit our admissions site for information about our graduate departments and programs. Additionally, we have recently started a Facebook fan page to keep you informed of the accomplishments of your fellow graduate students and of upcoming events and deadlines. Please visit http://www.facebook.com/RiceGradStudies to become a fan. If you have questions that aren’t answered on our website, please e-mail email@example.com or call us at 713-348-4002. Know More
A special thanks to Rice's Educational Technologies team for creating a webcast of the 2012 Hooding Ceremony. Congratulations to all the graduates!
Rice Graduate Programs Rank in the Nation's Top 20
Eight areas of graduate study at Rice University are ranked among the
top 20 nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of
"Best Graduate Schools."
Are You Naturally Obsessed?
Mixing humor and heartbreak, the film Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist delves into the lab of charismatic professor Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, and follows three irrepressible graduate students on their determined pursuit of a PhD and scientific success. As if the pressure of scientific discovery isn’t enough, the students are also competing in a worldwide race to be the first to publish their findings. Their challenge: to decipher the structure and mechanism of AMPK, a tiny protein that controls the burning and storage of fat. Their road to success: years of trial and error, unflinching dedication, rock-climbing, rumors of pickle juice, and the music of The Flaming Lips.