Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Contact: Sandra Flechsig
About Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Rice is a leading American research university – small, private, and highly selective – distinguished by a collaborative, interdisciplinary culture and a global perspective. Only a few miles from downtown Houston, it occupies an architecturally distinctive, 285-acre campus shaded by nearly 4,000 trees. State-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, internationally renowned centers and institutes, and one of the country’s largest endowments support an ideal learning and living environment. The university attracts a diverse group of highly talented students and faculty with outstanding graduate and professional programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, architecture, music, and business. With just 2,277 graduate students and 3,279 undergraduates, it offers an unusual opportunity to forge close relationships with the university’s faculty and researchers and the option to tailor graduate programs to specific interests.