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Rice University

Department of Computer Science

Houston, TX

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Computer Science (MCS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 15

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 Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

315
Applied
51
Accepted
23
Enrolled
16%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 9th January 8th Yes
Winter deadline January 9th January 9th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

71
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.41%
Black or African American 1.41%
White or Caucasian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 50.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.82%

Gender

Male (81%)
Female (18%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 3
Male (20)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Programming languages and compiler construction; robotics, bioinformatics, algorithms - motion planning with emphasis on high-dimensional systems; network protocols, distributed systems, and operating systems - adaptive protocols for wireless; computer architecture, aperating systems - virtual machine monitors; computer graphics - application of computers to geometric problems and centered around general problem of representing geometric shapes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Belia Martinez
Department Coordinator
Email: bellam@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-8213
Fax: 713-348-5930

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