Graduate Programs Admissions

Selecting a graduate school will greatly influence your professional success and so is among the most important career decisions that you will make. Your graduate institution should be more than a place to study. It should provide a scholarly community where an exceptional faculty takes a personal interest in your intellectual growth, the quality of your graduate education, and your future.

Modern facilities and other resources should be provided, and your peers should have interests and perspectives that stimulate you. Rice University meets these expectations in every way by providing superb graduate education, a vibrant academic community, a dynamic campus life, and access to lively and hospitable Houston.

Rice boasts the amenities and expertise of a large research university, yet its modest size promotes interdisciplinary interactions and close working relationships between students and faculty that set it apart. Rice’s challenging programs are further enhanced through collaborations with many other major academic and research institutions.

All around Rice’s tranquil campus is the excitement of the United States’ fourth-largest city. Houston’s thriving and diverse economic and cultural backdrop provides almost limitless entertainment and educational options for graduate students.

At Rice, we believe that a vibrant intellectual life stands at the center of our mission, and we are committed to fully including our graduate students in all of the activities of the university. We hope that after learning more about us, you will choose to join the Rice community of scholars.

Rice applicants must always apply through the department in which they wish to study and application forms are only available through the departments. Read more about our departments and degree programs using the dropdown "Department Directory" menu to the left.  

If you feel that you are ready to apply, the links below will take you to that particular department's graduate admissions home page.