To be considered
for admission to the MCEE, M.S. or Ph.D. programs, prospective students
must meet and submit the following minimum requirements (Students who have a BS
or BA degree in any field of Engineering or related study may apply):
Requirement 3.0 or higher
from all undergraduate and
graduate schools attended. Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript
to the application and also send an official copy of their transcripts. If
an unofficial transcript is received during the admissions process, and
you are admitted, a 30 day deadline is given (from the date of the offer
letter) to provide an official transcript. If the current degree has
not been conferred, Rice requires a final transcript showing conferral of
the degree before registration of the second semester at Rice. Note:
All transcripts mailed must arrive in sealed envelopes, with signature
across the seal.
Record Examination (GRE) Scores are
required. The verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores must be
reported. GRE tests must
meet a combined score of 301 on quantitative and verbal, with at least 150
on the verbal section.
request official GRE scores to be sent to Rice University using Institution
Code 6609 and Dept. Code 1102 for Civil Engineering or 1103 for Environmental
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for
applicants who are foreign nationals or whose native language is not English.
Applicants must score at least 90 on the iBT TOEFL. For those students who
choose to take the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL, the minimum score is 7. The TOEFL
school code for Rice is 6609.
Letters of Recommendation are required
from at least three teachers or advisors. The online application system
will require you to enter the name of your references and their email
addresses. The system will send an email to each of the references with a
secure link to the online system. This will allow them to submit letters
on your behalf electronically.
fee of $85. The fee should
be paid by credit card. The application can be processed only when the
application fee has been received.
deadline for Spring 2017 semester is October 15th. The application deadline for
Fall 2017 semester is February 1st. Late applications for the fall
term may be considered until April 29th. An applicant seeking to apply after February 1st
will require the approval of the graduate committee, only under exceptional
circumstances. Request should be sent to email@example.com.
In view of this it is more competitive to apply by the February 1st deadline.
Please Note: Candidates who
miss the initial deadline place themselves in a less competitive position.
Apply online by
visiting the webpage https://cevegradapps.rice.edu/
financial aid offered are mostly research assistantships and fellowships, both
of which include a monthly stipend with full tuition waiver. Generally,
financial support is awarded to:
who meet/exceed the rigorous admission criteria and are at the top of the
applicant pool, and
who seek to pursue Ph.D. as their highest degree.
seeking the M.S or M.C.E.E. as their highest degree, if offered admission, are
usually offered “admission only”.
you will self-support your studies at Rice then full financial details will be
required as stipulated by the office of graduate and postdoctoral studies
(GPS), and for international students as stipulated by GPS and by the Office of
International Students and Scholars before an I-20 can be issued.
admissions committee has considered all applications and reached a decision,
the CEE office will notify you of your status by either sending a formal letter
of admission or a letter declining admission by email and postal mail. You will
also be notified if you are selected to receive financial aid. A final status
letter will be mailed to all applicants by mid to late April.
all inquiries and application materials to
Graduate Applications Committee
Civil & Environmental Engineering
6100 Main St./MS-519
Houston, TX 77005