Graduate Programs


Rice University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a highly interdisciplinary research experience designed to develop a fundamental understanding of structures, infrastructure systems, and the environment. Our graduate degree programs emphasize various specializations ranging from hydrology and air quality to structures and bridge engineering, sustainable environmental engineering and more.


Rice CEE strongly recommends General GRE —but not required

Rice is generally waiving the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) standardized test requirement for its 2022 graduate applications. Rice will also waive application fees for doctoral applicants who are graduates of institutions in Texas and bordering states.