Graduate Tuition, Fees & Expenses


What you should know

Rates provided reflect standard graduate tuition rates for Academic Year 2020-2021 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors. Amounts listed are per-term rates, unless noted.

Masters & PhD Programs
Full Regular Tuition $25,155
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,795 per credit; maximum $25,155
Reduced Tuition2 $1,397.50
Graduate Association Fee $22.50
Student Origanization Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Humanities Grad Assn Fee4 $2.50
Health Insurance5
Architecture - Professional Masters, Preceptor, Option 3 Extension
Full Regular Tuition $16,500
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $1,833 per credit; maximum $16,500
Reduced Tuition2 $916.50
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Orginazation Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Preceptor Fee $350
Health Insurance5
Tuition - per credit enrolled $1,833 per credit; minum 3 credits required
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Organization Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Business - Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, Hybrid Online Degree, PhD Business, Masters of Accounting
Full Regular Tuition $30,470
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Origanization Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
MBA Activity Fee $200
MBA Materials Fee $1,250
Health Insurance5

* Two-year program tuition rate based on 60 credits.

Professional MBA Weekend Tuition
Students entering 2020
$28,762.50
Professional MBA Weekend Tuition
Students entering 2019
$28,187.50
Professional MBA Evening Tuition
Students entering 2020
$27,482.50
Professional MBA Evening Tuition
Students entering 2019
$26,937.50
Professional MBA Extended Tuition
Students entering 2020
$2,035.74 per credit
Professional MBA Extended Tuition
Students entering 2019
$1,995.37 per credit
Professional MBA Extended Tuition
Students entering 2018
$1,935.19 per credit
Professional MBA Extended Tuition
Students entering 2017
$1,880 per credit
Professional MBA Extended Tuition
Students entering 2016
$1,825 per credit
Fees:
MBA for Professionals Activity Fee
Weekend/Evening Programs
$100
MBA for Professionals Activity Fee
Extended Program
$50
Residency Fee
Weekend/Evening Commuter Students
$1,500
Health Insurance5

* Two-year program tuition rate based on 54 credits.

Tuition Students entering 2020 $32,907.50
Tuition Students entering 2019 $32,250
Residency Fee Commuter Students $1,500
Health Insurance5

*Two-year program tuition rate based on 54 credits.

Tuition Students entering Academic Year 20/21 $2,035.74 per credit
Tuition Students entering Academic Year 19/20 $1,995.37 per credit
Tuition Students entering Academic Year 18/19 $1,935.19 per credit
Intensive Learning Experience (ILE) Fee $400 per course
Global Field Experience (GLE) Fee $1,600 per course
Full Regular Tuition $25,155
Reduced Tuition2 $1,397.50
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Origanization Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Full Regular Tuition $27,812.50
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Origanization Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Continuing Studies - Master of Arts in Teaching, Masters in Liberal Studies, Diploma in Liberal Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching Tuition $670 per credit
Discounted Tuition3 $603 per credit
Audited Courses $850 per course
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Activity Fee $52
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Masters in Liberal Studies Tuition $1,042 per credit
Discounted Tuition3 $937.50 per credit
Audited Courses $900 per course
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Activity Fee $52
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Diploma in Liberal Studies Tuition $1,084 per credit
Discounted Tuition3 $975 per credit
Audited Courses $950 per course
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Activity Fee $52
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Engineering - Professional Masters, Online Masters Computer Science
Full Regular Tuition $25,750
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,861 per credit; maximum $25,750
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Origanization Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Full Regular Tuition $20,600
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,289 per credit; maximum $20,600
Summer Session 2020 Tuition $500 per credit
Humanities - Master of Religion
Full Regular Tuition $10,000
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Origanization Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Humanities Grad Assn Fee $2.50
Health Insurance3
Music - Master of Music, Artist Diploma, Doctor of Musical Arts
Full Regular Tuition $14,750
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $1,639 per credit; maximum $14,750
Reduced Tuition2 $819.50
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Organizations Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Natural Sciences - Professional Masters, Weiss Internship
Full Regular Tuition Students entering 2020 $19,125
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,125 per credit; maximum $19,125
Full Regular Tuition Students entering 2019 $19,000
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,111 per credit; maximum $19,000
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Organizations Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Weiss Internship Fee $300
Health Insurance5
Social Sciences - Master of Energy Economics, Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Human Factors, Professional Masters Global Affairs, Professional Masters Social Policy Evaluation
Full Regular Tuition $29,000
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Organizations Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Full Regular Tuition $17,500
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Organizations Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Full Regular Tuition Students entering 2020 $19,500
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,167 per credit; maximum $19,500
Full Regular Tuition Students entering 2019 $18,500
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,056 per credit, maximum $18,500
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Organizations Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5
Full Regular Tuition $20,000
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50
Student Organizations Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance5

Per Credit1 - Refers to the assessment calculation for part-time enrollment; less than 9 credits during a semester. Students seeking part-time enrollment must obtain approval from the Office of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies. Part-time enrollment tuition is calculated on the per-credit rate and an additional one-time, per-semester, part-time enrollment fee. Students not approved for part-time enrollment will be assessed the full-time enrollment semester tuition charge.

Reduced (Tuition Rate)2 - After 10 semesters of full-time study in one doctoral degree program (excluding the summer semesters), continuing students may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate. A semester of full-time study is defined as a fall or spring semester in which at least 9 hours of credit are earned. Students in the Shepherd School of Music and the School of Architecture are eligible for reduced rate tuition after six semesters of full-time study.

Discounted (Tuition Rate)3 - Programs offered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers tuition at a discounted rate to Rice University Alumni and Employees.

Humanities Graduate Student Assn Fee4 - Assessed to students enrolled in School of Humanities degree programs.

Student Health Insurance5 - Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.

Away Status - Students classified as "away" (studying off campus for the semester) are not assessed required fees, which include the Graduate Student Assn Fee, Student Organization Fee, Honor Council Fee, and the Health & Wellness Support Fee.

Course Fees

Courses having additional charges are provided on the Course Schedule. In some cases the associated charges may be in lieu of Rice tuition and/or required fees.

Additional Fees

Additional fees may apply, based on events or specific requests.