Our PhD program is primarily aimed at developing each student's ability to conduct independent creative scientific research. Our PhD curriculum provides a sound understanding of engineering fundamentals, a mastery of engineering tools, and clear goals of professional development.
The professional master's program in chemical engineering offers a non-thesis professional degree intended to better prepare students for a career in the field of chemical engineering. The program empowers engineers with strong technical skills, along with elective coursework in business, management, communication, and leadership.
The Master of Science program is a thesis-based degree that seeks to prepare students in the field of chemical engineering. This program opens opportunities for new graduates in industries focused on energy, (petro) chemical, materials, biotechnology, and environment and safety. There is no financial assistance available for this program.
Rice University's location in Houston helps provide faculty and students with endless opportunities for collaboration outside the campus. It is the center of the oil and gas industry, the home of the Texas Medical Center, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center is just down the road. Living in Houston means employment opportunities throughout the region, parks, professional sports teams, world-class dining, and other attractions make it a great place to call home.