M.Sc. On Campus

Bioscience and Health Policy

Rice University

12 months
38500 USD/year
38500 USD/year
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This Bioscience and Health Policy program at Rice University deepens your background in science and broadens it with courses in business, management, sociology, economics and policy studies to foster your understanding of the role of science in policymaking and the role of public policy in science. 


The Bioscience and Health Policy coursework at Rice University provides communication training, professional development, policy writing and study skills enabling you to develop specific policy recommendations. 

You also acquire the tool-set to become knowledgeable in the formulation and execution of public policy. 

The objectives of this interdisciplinary degree are:

  • To equip students with advanced bioscience skills
  • To achieve dual professional competency in science and policy analysis and development
  • To teach quantitative skills and data analysis
  • To equip students with leadership, communication and research skills to conduct independent studies enabling them to understand and formulate public policy recommendations
  • To gain exposure in a real-life experience in technology policy development by participating in an internship
  • To train students how to integrate their science knowledge into creating better policies and practices

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Microbiology & Biotechnology 
  • Plant Molecular Genetics & Development
  • Ecology
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Experimental Biology & the Future of Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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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
  • English Proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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    38500 USD/year
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    38500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38500 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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