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Rice University

Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Houston, TX

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Rice University

Overview

Rice University / Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 12

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
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

177
Applied
32
Accepted
12
Enrolled
18%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships

Student Body

52
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.46%
Black or African American 1.92%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 30.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 0
Male (18)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Steroid metabolism, protein structure NMR, biophysics, cell growth and movement
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Dr. Janet Braam
Chair
Email: bioc@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-4015
Fax: 713-348-5154

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