Graduate Degree Programs

PhD Programs

The George R. Brown School of Engineering has 13 programs of study toward thesis-based PhD or master's degrees in each of its nine departments, all of which are ranked in the top 30 in the nation.

* Interdisciplinary Program

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    On-Campus Professional Master's Programs

    Our Engineering Professional Master' Programs empower the next generation of leaders with strong technical and data science skills, creative problem solving and the ability to integrate across disciplines to address humankind’s most pressing problems. It’s a non-thesis degree designed for students who wish to expand their engineering knowledge.

    * Interdisciplinary Program

    Online Master's Programs

    In a collaboration with our Engineering Professional Master's Programs and Rice Online Learning, we are pleased to currently offer these three master’s degree programs that are available to complete 100% online:

    Coordinated Degree Programs

    The Brown School of Engineering also offers diverse joint degree programs that provide an interdisciplinary curriculum that takes advantage of our small size and collaborative nature.

    Graduate Admissions

    All Rice Engineering graduate student admission is administered by the academic departments. Application deadlines and requirements vary. For more information, visit the website of the department, to which you're interested in applying. Or learn more by visiting this graduate admissions overview.


    Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

    CGURS provides undergraduate students the opportunity to present original research discoveries to scholars from around the world. Join us Oct. 8, 2022 for a day of science, mentorship and networking. Applications are now open.