Tuition & Aid


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:

  • $2,289 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.

Financial Aid

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

Learn more about our EPMP scholarship and awards.

Additional Sources of Financial Assistance

Scholarships are also offered via professional organizations such as Google and Palantir.