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Rice University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Houston , TX

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Rice University

Overview

Rice University / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Environmental Engineering (MEE) Environmental engineering
Master of Environmental Science (MES) Environmental science
Master of Environmental Science (MES) Environmental engineering
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science
Master of Science (MS) Environmental engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental engineering
Master of Environmental Engineering (MEE) Environmental science
Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) Civil engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil engineering
Master of Science (MS) Civil engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
17
Accepted
11
Enrolled
24%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
47%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.82%
Black or African American 2.94%
White or Caucasian 32%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.94%
Asian 5.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 15
Male (25)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biology and chemistry of groundwater, pollutant fate in groundwater systems, water quality monitoring, urban storm water runoff, urban air quality
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,062,627

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Dr. Pedro J.J. Alvarez
Phone: 713-348-0000

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