Tuition & Aid


The tuition for the Professional Master’s program in the School of Engineering for the academic year 2023-24 is:

  • $2,277 per credit hour
  • $27,315 per semester
  • $54,630 per academic year

Online Master Computer Science:

  • $1,667 per credit hour

Online Master of Data Science:

  • $1,667 per credit hour

Online Master of Engineering Management and Leadership:

  • $1,667 per credit hour

A complete list of tuition and fees for the 2023-24 academic year, including medical insurance fees, can be found at the Cashier’s Office.

Financial Aid

Because the Professional Master’s Degree is a non-thesis (non-research) degree, Rice University does not offer tuition waivers, stipends, fellowships or assistantships for this program. Corporate scholarships are sometimes available and all accepted students are eligible to apply.

However, other sources of financial assistance exist, mainly in the form of loans. Visit the Rice Office of Student Financial Services for more information on loans, work-study programs and outside sources of aid. As these degrees are considered STEM degrees, many grants and scholarships are available, especially for minorities and women.

Loan options include federal subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and private loans. International students are eligible for loans from commercial lending institutions if they have a co-signer who is a US citizen. If you have questions about which types of loans may be best for you, please email Student Financial Services.


Rice EPMP Scholarships & Awards

Rice senior or junior engineering students pursuing an engineering professional master’s degree are eligible to apply for the following awards that cover up to half your tuition for up to two semesters while enrolled full-time in a professional master's program:

Additional Sources of Financial Assistance

Scholarships are also offered via corporations such as Google and Palantir.