Rice University

George R. Brown School of Engineering

Professional Masters' in Engineering


P.O. Box 1892, MS 103

P.O. Box 1892

Houston, TX 77252

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Professional Master of Bioengineering (MBE)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Engineering Professional Master's Program (EPMP) at Rice is designed for those who seek to round out their engineering education with advances analytical, professional and technical expertise.

The EPMP offers advanced engineering courses plus electives in  Project Management, Business, Economics, Communication, and Professional Development. It gives you a chance to add depth to your areas of interest and to round out your training, and it prepares you for a leadership role in engineering management.

Rice Engineering departments offering Professional Master's degrees are:


-Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

-Civil and Environmental Engineering with degrees in Sustainable Environmental  Engineering and Design and Environmental  

-Computational and Applied Mathematics with an interdisciplinary degree in data science and engineering: Computational Science 
   and Engineering

-Computer Science with degree focus areas in
  •    Computer Architecture, Multi-Core Computing, Networking, Bioinformatics, Robotics and Graphics & Games

-Electrical and Computer Engineering with degree focus areas in
    •   Computer Systems: Architecture, Design & Control
    •    Wireless Communications and Networks
    •    Neuro-Engineering
    •    Signal Processing
    •    Ultrafast Optics and Optoelectronics
    •    Nano-Engineering and Photonics
    •    Biophotonics

-Mechanical and Materials Science with focus areas in
   •    Material Science and Nanotechnology
   •    Aeronautical focus
   •    Computational Fluid Dynamics & Fluid Structure Interactions
   •    Computational Mechanics-Computer Aided Design
   •    Dynamic Systems and Controls
   •    Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
   •    Robotics, Biomedical Systems
   •    Structural Mechanics and Probabilistic Methods
   •    Systems Engineering and Project Management

 -Statistics with specializations in financial statistics, statistics of risk, bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistical computing and data mining, environmental statistics

The Joint program- EPMP/MBA

The joint program is offered in collaboration with the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice (JGS), and is designed to meet the growing demand for managers with the technical expertise. This program trains students to apply management strategies that meet the needs of high-technology companies.

Students in the joint program degree must apply for dual admissions through the JGS (for the MBA), and the specific department at the School of Engineering for the other Master. Admission to the program is reviewed independently and students must be granted admission to both programs.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL exam. Scores above 90.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

In State Tuition (per year): 30000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 30000 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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