Master On Campus

Computational Science and Engineering

Rice University

12 months
51500 USD/year
51500 USD/year
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The Master in Computational Science and Engineering (M.C.S.E.) at Rice University, is a non-thesis degree program offered jointly by the departments of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Statistics in the School of Engineering. 


The Computational Science and Engineering program at Rice University is designed to provide training and expertise in modern and computational techniques with real-world applications in a wide range of industries. The M.C.S.E. graduate degree prepares students interested in technical and managerial positions such as computational scientist, computational engineer and big data analyst, as well as those looking to specialize in high-performance computing and software development techniques and scientific data analysis and visualization.

The programme

Students in the M.C.S.E. program select on of the four departments (Computational and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computing Engineering, and Statistics) as their home department/area of specialization. M.C.S.E. students take a core of courses from all four departments, but are expected to focus their course electives on courses in their home department. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Computer Science
  • Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Introduction to Linear and Integer Programming
  • Numerical Optimization
  • Principles of Parallel Programming
  • Software Engineering Methodology
  • Introduction to Parallel Computing
  • Databases
  • Intro to probability and mathematical statistics
  • Probability & Statistics for Civil & Environmental Engineers
  • Applied Probability
  • Introduction to Regression and Statistical Computing
  • Multivariate Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA Requirement 3.0 or higher
  • TOEFL scores if the applicant's native language is not English (a TOEFL score of 600 or higher on the paper test or 90 or higher on the iBT version is required for admission to Rice), or IELTS score in lieu of TOEFL (an IELTS score of 7 or greater is required) and;
  • At least three letters of recommendation from teachers or advisors;
  • Unofficial transcripts of grades from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 51500 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    51500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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