How to Apply

Application Now Closed
Application Deadline: January 4, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the Rice PhD in Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology program. Our Fall 2021 application has closed, and we are no longer accepting new Fall 2021 application submissions.

We anticipate opening our Fall 2022 application in September 2021.

When completing the online application, Ph.D. candidates will be asked to electronically submit the following items to the Graduate Admissions Committee:

  1. Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended

  2. At least three letters of recommendation from research mentors, teachers, or advisors

  3. International students requiring visas will also require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

If you have questions about the application or the PhD program, please email