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Rice University

Department of Earth Science

Houston, TX

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Rice University

Overview

Rice University / Department of Earth 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)

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Annual department report and presentation, qualifying exam, orals, 2 publications
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Annual department report and presentation, qualifying exam, orals, 3 publications

Admissions

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

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
IELTS: Required

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.76%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 15
Male (28)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Seismology, structural geology, tectonics and paleomagnetism, geodynamics, high temperature geochemistry, volcanic processes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Ms. Lee Willson
Department Administrator
Email: shiree@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-6219
Fax: 713-348-5214

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