The tuition for the Professional Master’s program in the School of Engineering for the academic year 2020-21 is:
- $2,146 per credit hour
- $25,750 per semester
- $51,500 per academic year
Online Master Computer Science:
- $1,667 per credit hour
Online Master of Data Science:
- $2,289 per credit hour
A complete list of tuition and fees for the 2020-21 academic year, including medical insurance fees, can be found at the Cashier’s Office.
Because the Professional Master’s Degree is a non-thesis (non-research) degree, Rice University does not offer tuition waivers, stipends, fellowships or assistantships for this program. Corporate scholarships are sometimes available and all accepted students are eligible to apply.
However, other sources of financial assistance exist, mainly in the form of loans. Visit the Rice Office of Student Financial Services for more information on loans, work-study programs and outside sources of aid. As these degrees are considered STEM degrees, many grants and scholarships are available, especially for minorities and women.
Loan options include federal subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans and private loans. International students are eligible for loans from commercial lending institutions if they have a co-signer who is a US citizen. If you have questions about which types of loans may be best for you, please email Student Financial Services.
Rice EPMP Scholarships & Awards
Rice senior or junior engineering students pursuing an engineering professional master’s degree are eligible to apply for the following awards that cover up to half your tuition for up to two semesters while enrolled full-time in a professional master's program:
- Louis & Peaches Owen Fellowships for Professional Master
- I-ACED Program for Engineering Professional Master’s Students
Additional Sources of Financial Assistance
- FinAid Guide to Financial Aid
- FinAid Financial Aid Guide for International Students
- Aid Opportunities for International Students
- EduPASS: Financial Aid Information for International Students
- The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Fulbright Program for Non-U.S. Students
- U.S. EPA Star Program
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Internship Opportunities
Scholarships are also offered via corporations such as Google and Palantir.