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The MCS@Rice Student Experience

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ENGAGING AND COLLABORATIVE

Best-in-Class Online Experience

Rice University has long provided a high-quality Computer Science education.
We are known for our rigorous education, small class sizes, and student-faculty interaction.

  • More than discussion board posts
    Develop graduate-level analytical thinking with an best-in-class online to get the most out of your education.
  • Engaging format for inquisitive minds
    The MCS@Rice program is about engaging in lectures and discussions, asking questions, and finding ways to apply what you’re learning. Discussions are lively because everyone comes together from different backgrounds and solves problems from different perspectives.
  • Designed for working professionals
    Fit the program around your schedule and develop the practical skills necessary to advance your career in the tech world. Check with your employer for tuition-assistance or reimbursement programs.
  • Small class sizes for student-faculty interaction
    Engage with faculty and peers in meaningful 1:1 interactions throughout each course and project.

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ENGAGING AND COLLABORATIVE

Best-in-Class Online Experience

The MCS@Rice program balances the self-paced online environment with several opportunities for 1:1 engagement with faculty and peers, putting you in control to engage with whatever style works best for you. There is a content release schedule for each course so that all students move through the course experience together.

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EVERY COURSE IS A

Rewarding, Interactive Experience

Rice University has long provided a high-quality Computer Science education. Our best-in-class online experience is based on teaching over a million online students to create this one of a kind program.

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By the Numbers

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10 Consistently Ranked  TOP 10 in US News  in the USA

Consistently Ranked TOP 10 in US News in the USA

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4 National & American Academy Faculty Memberships

National & American Academy Faculty Memberships

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32% Female Student  Enrollment  (2017-2020)

Female Student Enrollment (2017-2020)

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#1 Most popular rice university major

Most popular rice university major

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3 Guggenheim Fellows

Guggenheim Fellows

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9 NSF CAREER AWARD WINNERS

NSF CAREER AWARD WINNERS

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With the flexibility of online learning, students can develop a deep understanding of topics such as:

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Machine Learning

MACHINE
LEARNING

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Cyber Security

CYBER
SECURITY

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Software Engineering

SOFTWARE
ENGINEERING

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Data Science

DATA
SCIENCE

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Self-Paced Lectures
and Weekly Live Sessions

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Fully Online

The MCS@Rice program is offered completely online. Courses are made up of modules designed to be fit into a working professional lifestyle. Courses include supplementary readings, video lectures, assignments, and discussion forums that help you spark connections with your peers. Watch the recorded lectures when it’s convenient for you and go back anytime to reinforce important concepts.

Self-Paced Lectures

Students also attend live classroom sessions with professors, participate in group projects and access instructors during live office hours. Faculty are hands-on and interactive in classes and projects, holding weekly live class sessions that cover multiple time zones.

Weekly Live Sessions

Live weekly classroom sessions are a defining feature of our rigorous program. These optional sessions provide valuable direct interaction to teachers and peers, and many students say it’s one of their favorite aspects of the program. Work through the lectures and practice material at your own pace, then connect with fellow students to work through the most challenging concepts and practice problems.

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My professor is very knowledgeable. He has a breadth of experience and can speak intelligently, even answering some of the more philosophical questions.

Jay Hyatt, Current Student

MCS@Rice Workload

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Fully Online

To earn a MCS@Rice degree, students must complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours, all of which can be completed online. There are due dates for all graded work and there are regularly scheduled lives sessions with the faculty and students that are an integral part of each course.

The MCS@Rice program is designed to be taken as a part-time program, taking only one or two courses each term. A student can choose to take more as their schedule permits. Learn more about the MCS@Rice Curriculum.

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I’ve already been able to apply what I learned in COMP 630 Databases at work.

Doron Chosnek, Current Student

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Important Dates

SESSION APPLICATION DUE CLASSES START
SPRING 2021 November 1, 2020 January 25, 2021
SUMMER 2021 March 1, 2021 May 3, 2021
FALL 2021 July 1, 2021 August 23, 2021

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