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Rice University

Wiess School of Natural Sciences

Houston, TX

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Rice University

Overview

Rice University / Wiess School of Natural Sciences 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 Arts (MA)
Master of Science in Teaching (MST)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend 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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,140
Applied
167
Accepted
71
Enrolled
15%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 650
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available

Student Body

371
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.58%
Black or African American 1.62%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 4.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.85%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

120
Total faculty
Full-time - 116
Part-time - 4
Male (105)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nanotechnology, biological systems, information technology, environmental systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
25,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Dr. Kathleen S. Matthews
Phone: 713-348-0000

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