In the second year, students are required to complete a second-year project. Although students who enter with a “relevant” master's degree in psychology (or a related field) from another university are not required to complete a second master’s thesis at Rice, they are still required to submit a second-year project.

The second-year project requirement can be satisfied by submitting (1) a master's thesis or a near-final draft of the master’s thesis or (2) a written report of a research project conducted at Rice.

The student should provide a copy of his/her project to his/her advisor in the advisor's preferred format, and upload a PDF version to the appropriate "Assignments" folder on the Psyc Grad Students OWL-Space site by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of finals of the spring semester. This is a hard deadline and not subject to extension. If your research is not completed by this time, hand in a report on what you have accomplished by the deadline.