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Rice University

Department of Statistics

Houston, TX

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Rice University

Overview

Rice University / Department of Statistics is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Business Administration/Master of Statistics (MBA/M Stat)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computational finance
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Bioinformatics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics
Master of Statistics (M Stat) Statistics
Master of Arts (MA) Statistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) General statistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 7

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
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

112
Applied
46
Accepted
20
Enrolled
41%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline Not reported November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 630
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.5%
Black or African American 2.08%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.08%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 1
Male (11)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Statistical genetics, non parametric function estimation, computational statistics and visualization, stochastic processes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
800,000

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Ms. Carolyn Duhon
Senior Administrator
Email: stat@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-6032
Fax: 713-348-5476

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