Interested in applying to the Ph.D. program in Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University? Click here to request information.
To attain the Ph.D., students must complete 90 semester hours of study, including:
The residency requirement is 4 full-time semesters (9+ hours each). Successful candidates must pass a qualifying exam and write and orally defend a thesis on original research.
To attain the M.S. degree, students must complete 30 semester hours of study, 24 of which must be taken at Rice, including:
The residency requirement is 2 full-time semester (9+ hours). Successful candidates must write and orally defend a thesis.
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