____Application Form: Online application form.

____Application Fee: The application fee is currently waived for all applicants to our program.

____Three Letters of Recommendation: These should uploaded via the electronic application system. Otherwise, they must be sent directly to us by the recommending party or be sent with other supporting documents in envelopes that are sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender.

Letters of Recommendation mailed to:

Department of Political Science MS-24
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

____Transcripts: Official, confidential transcripts from each institution you have attended.

____Personal Statement

____GRE Scores: Instruct the testing service to send these scores directly to the Department of Political Science.

  • School Code - 6609
  • Department Code - 1902

____TOEFL Scores: Applicants whose native language is not English must have TOEFL scores sent directly to the Department of Political Science.

Deadline for Admission

January 5 prior to the fall in which you desire to enter.