M.Sc. On Campus

Subsurface Geoscience

Rice University

12 months
38250 USD/year
38250 USD/year
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The Subsurface Geoscience program at Rice University is geared for students who would like to become proficient in applying geological knowledge and geophysical methods to find and develop reserves of oil and natural gas, and/or hone their skills in manipulating and managing energy-related data.


The core requirements for the degree are strong technical courses, management and policy courses, with communication skills training, and include an industrial internship or work experience. 

Key Features 

  • Students in the Subsurface Geoscience program from Rice University select a group of elective courses from a focus area (see below), or from a variety of other courses related to their interest.

Programme Structure

  • The Energy Data Management focus area prepares students to understand exploration and production as a data-driven business, to become data enabled geoscientists to match demands in the energy industry.
  • The Geology focus area prepares students with strong skills in using seismic and other geophysical methods along with geological principles to find oil and natural gas, including topics addressing the ongoing energy industry transition
  • The Geophysics focus area prepares students to become technical experts in aspects of seismology, including topics addressing the ongoing energy industry transition.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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 

Tuition Fee

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    38250 USD/year
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    38250 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38250 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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