Application OPENS/DEADLINE for Fall: September 1/January 15
Application OPENS/DEADLINE for Spring: September 1/November 15
How to apply:
Please read carefully through these step-by-step instructions before sending questions to the GR/UG Program Administrator. Â For frequently asked questions regarding admission, click here.
If your transcripts and proof of degree are not in English, you must provide an official translation fromÂ a translation service. The document should be on the translator's letterhead & the original official transcript was used to translate to the document, make sure they are in a sealed envelope which bears their official seal or stamp.Â Additionally, you need to provide us the official transcript from your University (sealed envelope/stamp).
Please do not send official transcript(s) from your college or university unless you're accepted to the Materials Science and Nano Engineering program at Rice University.
The Test of English as a foreign languege (TOEFL) is required of any student whose native language is not English.Â The TOEFL and the IELTS are not required for U.S. citizens, nor for international studetns who earned a degree from a University in which English is the official language.Â Scores must not be older thanÂ TWOÂ years, and an official copy must be sent to the Graduate School directly from ETS.Â Students must score at least 90 on the iBT(internet-based) TOEFL, 250 on computer-based, and 600 on paper-based test.Â For students who choose to take the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL, the minimum score is 7.
There is no financial aid available through Rice for the professional masterâ€™s program (MMSNE).
Rice University Policies and Procedures:
Rice University policies and process regarding admissions requirements may be found in theÂ General Announcements.
Notification of Application Status
You will receive an email upon receipt of your application.Â The message will indicate if your application is missing an item or items.Â Only complete applications are reviewed and considered.Â We will contact the top candidates by email to make offers of admission in mid-March to mid-April.Â A final application status notification will be sent to all other applicants to whom offers are not make by end of May.