In the selection of prospective graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, all available material is carefully evaluated, particularly:
GRE/TOEFL Educational Testing Service (ETS) Codes:
Rice University - institution - 6609
Electrical and Computer Engineering - department - GRE - 1203
Electrical and Computer Engineering - department - TOEFL - 66
Application Deadlines & Fees
Application to the ECE M.S./Ph.D. program is free. The deadline for fall M.S./Ph.D. application is December 31. Notice of acceptance for fall admission is usually made by April 15. Students may apply using the Ph.D. Application Page (typically available on or around September 1). Application fees are waived.
When applying, please do NOT mail any hard copy documents. Transcripts should be uploaded in the online application. Recommenders should submit letters online. The ECE Department will allow unofficial transcripts (including photocopies or non-certified electronic copies) during the admissions process. Official transcripts will be required after acceptance into the graduate program and must be submitted to the department 30 days from the date the offer letter is received.
Tuition & Fees
All enrolled full-time M.S./Ph.D. students are supported with full tuition and a stipend. All first-year M.S./Ph.D. students are supported by fellowships. Thereafter, students in good standing will be supported as Research Assistants by their M.S./Ph.D. advisors. Compensation is calculated and paid semi-monthly.
Enrolled full-time M.S./Ph.D. students do have certain fee responsibilities that can be found here. These include Graduate Student Association Fees and Health & Wellness Support services.
Additionally, all degree-seeking students are required to maintain health insurance. Students who do not complete an Insurance Enrollment or Waiver form will have their account put on hold. If you already have health insurance and want to waive the Rice Plan, complete the Insurance Waiver form indicating that other coverage is in place. More information here.