The Engineering Professional Master's Program at Rice University takes a holistic approach when reviewing applicants, taking into consideration academic performance and proven excellence in extracurricular activities.

Program Requirements & Deadlines

Before you, visit the departments to learn about admissions details for each of our professional master’s programs and degree requirements:

Program Fall Admission Deadline Spring Admission Deadline
Master of Bioengineering Global Medical Innovation: January 31 (potential second round on March 15)
Applied Bioengineering: April 30
Global Medical Innovation: N/A
Applied Bioengineering: October 30
Master of Chemical Engineering December 31
(Late deadline: April 1)
Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering January 15 October 15
Master of Computational and Applied Mathematics January 15
(Late deadline: February 28)
Master of Computational Science and Engineering March 15 N/A
Master of Computer Science January 30 October 1
Master of Computer Science, Online July 15 November 1
Summer: March 1
Master of Data Science

January 30

Master of Data Science, Online July 1, 2021

November 1
Summer: March 1

Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering January 15 N/A
Master of Engineering Management & Leadership September 1 - April 1
(Late application deadline May 1)
September 1 - November 1
Master of Engineering Management & Leadership, Online

July 1

November 1
Master of Industrial Engineering April 30 N/A
Master of Materials Science and NanoEngineering January 15 November 15
Master of Mechanical Engineering February 1 October 15
Master of Statistics February 1 N/A

How to Apply

When you are ready to apply, complete the following steps:

  • Complete the online application
  • Send the following to Rice University at the address below or online, if available:
    • Three (3) personal letters of recommendation — references can submit letters online
    • General GRE scores — use the code 6609 for Rice University (no department code needed)
    • Official transcripts from all universities you have attended
    • TOEFL / IELTS scores (if required)

Sending your application materials

Application packages must be sent via FedEx to our physical address once you are Admitted into the program:

Rice University
Attn: [Department to which you are applying]
6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005


In general, applicants must have at least a 3.0(B) grade point average in their undergraduate work.

Transcripts should be official and in confidential, signed-across-the-seal envelopes provided to you by the registrar of each institution, undergraduate and graduate, which you have attended. If your school will not provide you directly with an official copy of your transcript, then ask them to send it to the department.

You may also wish to send an unofficial copy, for the application process. Once admitted, the original must be sent.

GRE scores

Rice University requires all applicants to provide GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test scores.

Official GRE scores must be received directly from the Educational Testing Service. Because we match scores by an applicant’s name, it is important that you explicitly call our attention to any discrepancies that might occur between your name as reported on your application forms, and as recorded on your GRE scores. Be sure to take the GRE in time for official scores to reach us by the application deadline. Learn more about the GRE.

TOEFL scores

The English as a Foreign Language test (TOEFL), is required for any student whose native language is not English. Applicants, who already hold a degree from a university where English is the official language, are exempt from providing a TOEFL score. Applicants must score at least 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, at least 250 on the computer-based TOEFL, or at least 90 on the internet-based test. Learn more about the TOEFL.

For students who choose to take the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL, the minimum score is 7.

    For International Students

    Information addressing the concerns of international applicants can be found via the Office of International Students and Scholars.

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