Rankings & Facts

The Department of Materials Science at Rice University was established as its own department in 2013. We are ABET accredited.

Rankings

  • #29, Materials Science: 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools
  • #18, George R. Brown School of Engineering: 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, Undergraduate
  • #31, Materials Science: 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities (most recent ranking)

Faculty

  • 7 Tenured & Tenure Track Faculty
  • 5 Research Professors
  • 23 Joint Appointments
  • 1 Professor in the Practice
  • 3 Lecturers

Learn more about our faculty.

Degrees Awarded

Since 2014:

  • Undergraduate: 48
  • PhD: 37
  • Professional Masters: 35

Learn more about the George R. Brown School of Engineering's degrees awarded.

Top Employers of Our Alumni

  • Amazon
  • Intel
  • Baker Hughes
  • Shell
  • Capital One
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Applied Materials
  • CGG
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Cameron
  • Aramco Services
  • Schlumberger

Start Ups Where Our Alumni Work

  • Enpower
  • Syzygy Plasmonics
  • CSS Nanotech, Inc.
  • Gethr

Learn more about our alumni.