Admissions Overview

MBA@Rice seeks ambitious professionals with a diverse array of experiences, backgrounds and skill sets. With our world-class faculty and rigorous program, you will graduate as a leader equipped to make your bold business ideas come to life.

We offer class start dates four times per year: in January, April, July and October. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and we review every piece of each application. This means that we evaluate your candidacy based on a variety of elements in addition to your work experience — including your essays, virtual interview, leadership roles, community involvement and career progression.

The current application fee of $200 is being waived for all applicants.

View our complete list of application requirements.

Application Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for the following start dates:

Application Deadlines
Early Priority Deadline Priority Deadline Final Application Deadline Classes Start
April 16, 2021 May 14, 2021 June 9, 2021 July 5, 2021
July 9, 2021 August 6, 2021 September 3, 2021 October 4, 2021


GMAT or GRE scores from the last five years are required to apply. However, test waivers are available for qualified MBA@Rice applicants. To be considered for a GMAT or GRE waiver, you must have:

  • seven or more years of full-time work experience, or
  • a graduate degree in a quantitative field, or
  • a terminal degree (e.g., MD, JD, PhD), or
  • a quantitatively oriented professional certification, or
  • other standardized test scores demonstrating comparable quantitative ability

Please see our Standardized Test Waiver Policy Page for more information. Applications may be reviewed with unofficial scores, but your official scores must be submitted by the time you start classes.

International Applicant Information

If you are an international applicant who did not earn your degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, you must submit a valid score report from one of the following: Official scores are due by the first day of classes.

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If you are ready to learn more about how MBA@Rice can help you build the skills to jumpstart your career, request more information today.