12 months
39000 USD/year
39000 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Space Studies track at Rice University is geared to help individuals increase their knowledge of space engineering, science, program management and policy. 


The program includes advanced engineering, biological and physical science classes and introduces students to economics, public policy, and management disciplines, which impact space commercialization and national policy. 

Key Features 

  • This Space Studies program at Rice University focuses on training scientists and engineers interested in program management providing them with the tools to face the complex challenges inherent in US space policy, human and robotic space exploration, and the role of science in space exploration and technology development.
  • In addition to science and engineering courses, students will take a solar systems overview course, a Space Studies Seminar taught by industry experts, and cohort courses with students involved in the other tracks listed in this brochure. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Data Science Methods And Management
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Neural Machine Learning 
  • Statistics In Physics And Astronomy
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression And Linear Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • GRE Scores are recommended but NOT required
  • English Proficiency Scores (for international students).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 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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