Our graduate students are members of a collaborative community focused on comprehensive educational and research activities.
Our graduate degree programs in materials science and nanoengineering include a non-thesis professional master’s degree as well as research degrees which include a thesis. These programs, in their comprehensive educational and research activities, collaborate with other departments at Rice University and other institutions and industry in Houston, including those in the Texas Medical Center.
Our PhD program emphasizes applied as well as theoretical aspects of materials science and nanoengineering and offer students a collaborative atmosphere and an environment that values independence, innovation, and scholarship.
Our department offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in materials science and nanoengineering — a research graduate program that includes a thesis. It is expected that the research will be of sufficient importance and quality that positive results would lead to publication.
The Master of Materials Science and Nanoengineering is a non-thesis degree program designed for graduates and professionals who wish to delve more deeply into engineering subject matter, increase opportunities for industry advancement, and enhance their technical skills.
Open to current undergraduate students from around the world, the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event that brings students together to present research to Rice faculty — potentially paving your way into one of our graduate programs!