How to Apply

Application Now Open - Apply NOW for Fall 2021
Application Deadline: January 4, 2021
Applications received before December 15, 2020, will receive priority consideration.

We are pleased that you are considering the Rice Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology program for your graduate education.

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).

NOTE: For the 2020 admissions cycle, we are waiving all application fees and will not be requiring GRE scores. A curriculum vitae (CV) can be included and will be reviewed by the admissions committee, but this is not a required component of the application. You can upload your CV in the "Documents" section of the application system in pdf format.

If you have questions about the application, please email