Late applications may be considered until April 15th, 2020. However, candidates who miss the initial deadline place themselves in a less competitive position.
Students applying for admission to our graduate program are asked to submit the following.
A completed online application for admission.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to the Department at the address given below. During the admissions process we allow the use of unofficial transcripts (including photocopies or non-certified electronic copies). However our acceptance letter, if offered, is provisional until we receive your official transcripts.
The University requires a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Three letters of recommendation from faculty who are familiar with the applicant's scholastic and personal qualities.
Test results of the Graduate Record Examination, taken within the last five years. (Rice code 6609; Department code 0703).
Applicants must submit a statement of purpose of between 2-4 pages in length. This statement should explain why the applicant is a good fit for the program as well as possible research interests and professional goals.
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score. The ETS Reporting code for Rice University is 6609. The minimum scores required by the University are as follows:
A $85 nonrefundable application fee paid online by credit card or electronic check.
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