Prospective Students

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

Application available at https://gradapply.rice.edu/

Please email psyc@rice.edu to request an application fee waiver. No reason or explanation required.

Please click here for our graduate application process.

Acceptance Rate

Each year we receive applications from more people than can be admitted. Consequently, it is not always possible for us to admit every student who is qualified. Typically, we admit about 10 new doctoral students and 5 new master’s students each year, out of approximately 200 applicants.

Faculty Research Match

Although the program allows considerable flexibility in the planning of courses of study, admission to the program is nonetheless contingent upon at least a rough match between applicant and faculty interests. Prospective applicants should therefore study faculty interests carefully.

Final selection decisions take into account letters of recommendation, grades, GRE scores, research experience and interests. There is no minimum entrance requirement in terms of either undergraduate GPA or GRE scores.

The Psychological Sciences Department is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We particularly encourage students who identify as Black, Latinx, and/or Native American to apply.