Rice University

School of Natural Sciences

Bioscience and Health Policy

Address:

P.O. Box 1892, MS 103

P.O. Box 1892

Houston, TX 77252

United States

Phone:

1-713-348-2288

Fax:

1-713-348-5207

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Bioscience and Health Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Bioscience Research and Health Policy track will give students a deep background in biological sciences complemented by courses in sociology, economics and policy studies to foster their understanding of the role of science in policymaking and the role of public policy in science. In addition to science courses, students will take an overview course in Science Policy and Ethics, a management course and a seminar jointly with the students involved in the other tracks. Furthermore direct access to the Baker Institute will allow students to work closely with policy scholars as well as meet with many of the leaders in science and technology policy.

This program focuses on training bioscience and health policy analysts, providing them with the tools to face the complex challenges inherent in the bioscience research, public health, and the U.S. healthcare systems and health-related industries.

The objectives of this interdisciplinary degree are as follows:
* To equip students with advanced Bioscience skills
* To achieve dual professional competency in science and policy analysis and development
* To teach quantitative skills and data analysis
* To equip students with leadership, communication and research skills to conduct independent studies enabling them to understand and formulate public policy recommendations
* To gain exposure in a real life experience in technology policy development by participating in an internship
* To train students how to integrate their science knowledge into creating better policies and practices

This program will give students a deep background in science complemented by courses in sociology, economics and policy studies to foster their understanding of the role of science in policymaking and the role of public policy in science. Their coursework will provide them with research and study skills enabling them to develop specific policy recommendations. They will also receive the tool-set to become knowledgeable in the formulation and execution of public policy. Their direct access with the Baker Institute will allow them to work closely with policy scholars as well as meet with many of the leaders in science and technology policy.

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. International Association for Management Education (AACSB); Texas Education Agency

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL scores

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1400

In State Tuition (per year): 28000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 28000 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999