Rice: Wiess School of Natural Sciences

Professional Master's Program: An Unconventional Career Track

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Prof. Master's Program
6100 Main Street, MS-103
Houston, TX 77005
713.348.3188  tel
713.348.3121  fax


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Initial Funding by the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Unlike traditional master's degrees, these degrees combine an interdisciplinary curriculum with business training and hands-on experience, enabling graduates to acquire a new "tool-set" for success in a business environment.

Why Rice?

What's New

Be prepared!! Our web site is finally turning "mobile"!!  We will have the new site running in the next few weeks! Please apologize any issues that might occur during this process.

Students had their first intensive interaction with corporations this week during the Rice Career Expo and are charged up to continue networking with companies to secure internships. The weekly corporate seminar is wrapping up communication topics and will welcome speakers from Houston Wilderness, Alvarez and Marsal, Oceaneering, Baker Hughes, Element Markets, ConocoPhillips, Optum, UTMB, GE Healthcare, Interoperant, TomoWave Labs and a BHP Alumni Panel. 

If you are not in Houston, but want to meet us at one of the fall gradfairs, please look us up at : Texas A&M on Oct. 10th, UT Austin - Oct. 11th, SASE Conference/Grad Fair in Dallas - Oct. 15th, UT San Antonio – Oct. 27, University of Michigan – Oct. 27th!

The RUNPSM Student Chapter will host a BBQ social in September for students and alumni. 

Program Options: 5th Year Master's

Rice undergrad students have the opportunity to line their study plans up creating a pathway into our professional master's degrees which - with good planning - they could finish in a 5th year of studies at Rice, completing their B.S. and their M.S. degrees back-to-back.


Interested in pursuing a coordinated MBA/PSM program? Interested applicants have to apply to both programs at the same time to be able to qualify for this opportunity. If you are interested, make sure to submit two separate applications: one to the Jones School of Business and one to the respective PSM track. More info in the tab to the left!

Prospects, friends and students are encouraged to become a  PSM Facebook Site Friend to see photos of all our recent activities and be kept informed about upcoming events.



Employers Info


New  Scholarship from BioHouston:

PSM Board Member Ann Tanabe, President of BioHouston has announced a scholarship for " Women in Science with Excellence" - the 2016 scholarship was won by Narinta Limtrakul, a Bioscience and Health Policy student, the 2017 scholarship nominations were sent in and we will announce the results once received. Thanks to BioHouston for their support of our students!

Program Event sponsors 2016:  Arnold, Knobloch & Saunders, Baker Hughes, HUCO Consulting, I2M Associates, Schlumberger and Winstead!!      

Award Luncheon for Baker Hughes was held at the Monarch Restaurant at Hotel ZaZa: The Rice PSM program thanked Baker Hughes representatives for their continued support of our students in the Nanoscience, Subsurface Geoscience and Environmental Analysis and Decision Making tracks. Corporate recognition of our efforts to create an education tailor-made for their workforce needs is highly appreciated!  

 Houston Spaceport Scholarship  

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Houston Airports continued their support of our students in the Space Studies program. The Houston Spaceport Scholarship funding was distributed to Amanda Humphrey and Mudit Gurjar. 

Chevron Scholarship 2016

Chevron also continued their support of our students and their involvement and engagement despite the industry downturn is highly appreciated!

 Corporate support is essential for the program and its students and we like to encourage others to follow in the footsteps of companies such as Baker Hughes, Chevron,  Schlumberber and others  - joining them in supporting an education that prepares students for positions in industry and business. Corporate support will help us attract high-quality students to our program. Please do not hesitate to contact us at profms@rice.edu , if you are interested in learning more about the program, would like to meet our students for lunch, or take advantage of a speaking opportunity on campus.