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 test scores and work experience — including your essays, virtual interview, leadership roles, community involvement and career progression.

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
October 11, 2019 deadline has passed November 8, 2019 deadline has passed December 6, 2019 January 6, 2020
January 10, 2020 February 7, 2020 March 6, 2020 April 6, 2020


GMAT or GRE scores from the last five years are required to apply. GMAT/GRE Waivers are available for MBA@Rice applicants. 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.