Thank you for your interest in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University for earning a non-thesis professional master's degree.
To be considered for admission into the program, you must complete our online application. All documents must be submitted electronically — do not mail hard copies to the department. Unofficial test scores and transcripts may be submitted for the application process. Official copies will be requested upon an admission offer to our program.
Prospective students must electronically submit the following:
All items listed above must be uploaded to the application file before your application is complete, however, the admissions committee may elect to begin reviews with missing recommendations. Recommender requests may be sent through the application system prior to finalizing and submitting an application. Applicants will receive a notification once a recommender has replied.
The committee will contact you if more information is required. The preferred application deadline for fall admission is December 31st but applications will be accepted until April 1st. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
When selecting students for admission to our graduate program, all available material is carefully evaluated. However, the following criteria are particularly important:
The selection process is very competitive and we are able to offer admission to only a small fraction of the hundreds who apply to our program every year.