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Rice University

Department of Political Science

Houston, TX

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Rice University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 2

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 Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
42 hours of coursework

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
6
Accepted
6
Enrolled
8%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
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

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

28
Total Graduate Students
32%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American 10.71%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 3.57%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 1
Male (17)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Comparative government in Western Europe and the former Soviet Union, international relations, Congress and public policy in American government, minority politics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
547,359

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Dr. Mark P. Jones
Chairman
Email: mpjones@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-4842 ext. 2107
Fax: 713-348-5273

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