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Rice University

Department of Bioengineering

Houston, TX

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Overview

Rice University / Department of Bioengineering is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Bioengineering (MBE)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 18

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

228
Applied
56
Accepted
29
Enrolled
25%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

105
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.95%
Black or African American 0.95%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 17.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 20.95%

Gender

Male (61%)
Female (38%)

Faculty

42
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 24
Male (33)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomaterials, tissue engineering, laser-tissue interactions, biochemical engineering, gene therapy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,346,255

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Phone: 713-348-0000

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