How to apply
The Rice application system for spring 2022 will open late in summer 2021; fall applications will be available in early spring 2022. If you have any questions, contact Meagan McKellar: email@example.com
Any student with a strong interest in the geosciences is encouraged to apply. Many of our faculty received their undergraduate training outside of the geosciences (e.g., physics, chemistry, math, etc.), so we recognize the value of these fundamental disciplines in our field. Unsure if your background is a good fit? Feel free to contact faculty members directly to learn about their research programs.
In the 2020-2021 application season, the department will not require scores from the Graduate Record Examination. Submitted GRE scores will not be used to evaluate applicants. Instead, your academic record, interests and objectives, and letters of recommendation will be evaluated holistically. Students are encouraged to prepare a thoughtful expression of their goals and prospective plans of study as part of the application form or in an attached letter.
A complete application includes the following:
- A completed application form.
- Transcripts of all previous college or university work.
- TOEFL scores for foreign students whose language of instruction was not English. The Rice university code is 6609.
- Three letters of recommendation .
- An application fee of $85. We recognize that this fee can inadvertently discourage competitive applicants from applying, so please reach out to the Graduate and Academic Program Administrator to request a waiver.
All of the above application materials must be received for your application to be considered complete. Missing materials may result in delayed consideration, so we strongly encourage applicants to complete their application before the deadline. Decisions for admission and fellowships begin in October for Spring 2021 admission and in January for Fall 2021 admission.
The deadline for Spring 2021 applications is October 23rd, 2020 (11:59 p.m. CST). The deadline for Fall 2021 is January 8th, 2021 (11:59 p.m. CST).
For more information please contact the Academic and Graduate Program Administrator, Meagan McKellar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Arriving Students
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For more information, please contact
Department of Earth Science – MS 126
P.O. Box 1892
Houston Texas 77251-1892
Web site: http://earthscience.rice.edu