Graduate Tuition, Fees & Expenses  

What you should know

Students are required to acknowledge the terms of the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement before registering each semester.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Rates provided reflect standard graduate tuition and fee rates for Academic Year 2022-2023 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Tuition Semester Costs Annual Costs
Masters & PhD Full-Time Tuition $27,050 $54,100
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $3,006 per credit
maximum $27,050
Reduced Rate Tuition2 $1,503 $3,006
Itemized Fees Semester Costs Annual Costs
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee $4 $8
Health & Wellness Support Fee $314 $628
Optional Fees Semester Costs Annual Costs
Health Insurance3

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.

Student Health Insurance3 - Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Rates provided reflect standard graduate tuition and fee rates for Academic Year 2022-2023 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Tuition Semester Costs Annual Costs
PM Natural Sciences Tuition
Students entering 2022
$19,500 $39,000
Part-time Approved Tuition1
Students entering 2022
$1,550 per credit
maximum $19,500
PM Natural Sciences Tuition
Students entering 2021
$19,250 $38,500
Part-time Approved Tuition1
Students entering 2021
$1,500 per credit
maximum $19,250
Itemized Fees Semester Costs Annual Costs
Graduate Student Assn Fee $22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee $4 $8
Health & Wellness Support Fee $314 $628
Optional Fees Semester Costs Annual Costs
Health Insurance2

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.

Student Health Insurance2 - Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Rates provided reflect standard graduate tuition and fee rates for Academic Year 2022-2023 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Tuition Semester Costs Annual Costs
Weiss Internship Fee $375 $750
Optional Fees Semester Costs Annual Costs
Health Insurance1

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

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.

Other Potential Fees

Other potential fees may apply, based on events or specific requests.

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