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 Mater of Science in the field of Chemical Engineering is only offered on a limited basis, as most of our MS students earn the degree en route to entering our PhD program. There is no financial assistance available for this program.
Prospective students must receive permission to apply directly to program by emailing Dilip Asthagiri prior to beginning the application process.
Living in Houston
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.