M.Sc. On Campus

Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Rice University

12 months
38250 USD/year
38250 USD/year
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The Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Program at Rice University is intended for students pursuing employment in industry after graduation and comprises coursework in the core science, business practice, communication skills, policy and ethics. 


The focus of this Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences program from Rice University is on career advancement, not original research, and includes an industry internship as part of the program.

Key Features 

  • Students can choose from focus areas in energy data management, geology or geophysics.  A practical work experience is required as part of this degree program.
  • Students admitted to the program do not receive a stipend, but most earn a salary during their internship and have access to partial corporate scholarships.

Programme Structure

  • Our faculty are internationally known experts in their fields. Many have received prestigious junior, mid-career and senior awards in research as well as public service. 
  • We conduct both academic and applied research, but the common thread that binds us together is the belief that real progress is driven by fundamental research. We have one of the strongest programs in the country in deep Earth sciences, environmental science, and surface processes. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application (apply on-line by clicking this link) No application fee is required
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • GRE Scores are recommended but NOT required
  • English Proficiency Scores 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38250 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38250 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    38250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38250 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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