Master On Campus

Computer Science

Rice University

12 months
50310 USD/year
50310 USD/year
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The Department of Computer Science at Rice University offers two thesis graduate degrees: the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science. 


An M.S. in Computer Science at Rice University is normally completed as a part of the process of earning a Ph.D. Applicants interested in pursuing a computer science Ph.D. should apply directly to the Ph.D. program if they have either a baccalaureate degree or a master's degree. 

The programme

Thesis track students work directly with one or more faculty members who serve as research directors and mentors. Both the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees require a combination of coursework and original research, as evidenced in a written thesis and a public oral defense of that thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compiler construction for graduate students
  • Principles of programming languages
  • Advanced compiler construction
  • Advanced compilation for vector parallel processors
  • Approximate computing system for big data, supercomputing and embedded systems
  • Computer-aided program design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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
  • All applicants must submit scores for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) general exam.

Tuition Fee

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    50310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50310 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.


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