Master On Campus Online

Computer Science

Rice University

12 months
51500 USD/year
51500 USD/year
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The Professional Master of Computer Science at Rice University is a non-thesis degree with in-person and on-campus offerings.


Advance your career by studying at Rice University's top-20-ranked Department of Computer Science. 

The Master of Computer Science (MCS) from Rice University is a non-thesis, terminal degree for students intending to pursue a technical career in the computer industry. The program is offered on-campus or online. 

Careers in Computer Science

Past graduates of Rice's MCS program occupy positions at many top technology companies, including:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • Oracle
  • Cisco
  • IBM

Programme Structure


  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Computer vision
  • Data science
  • Databases
  • Operating systems and security
  • Computer networks
  • Computer architecture
  • Parallel computing
  • Compiler construction
  • Programming languages
  • Software engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least three letters of recommendation are required. 
  • Electronic copies of transcripts are required from each college or university that you have attended; use the online application system to submit all electronic transcripts. 
  • Applicants may optionally (but are not required to) submit scores for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) general exam. 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV/Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    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
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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