Prospective Rice MBA students should note that their materials must be submitted by 11:59pm CST on the date of the deadline.
The Rice MBA admissions team conducts its application review process in three rounds. International applicants applying in Round 2 should note that they may receive a final decision up to one week later than U.S. citizens.
|Round||Application Deadline||Decisions Released Beginning|
|Round 1||October 16, 2020||December 11, 2020|
|Round 2||January 5, 2021||March 5, 2021|
|Round 3||March 25, 2021||May 7, 2021|
Applicants who submit their applications by September 16 can have their application fee waived. The MBA Deferred Enrollment program application deadline is June 30 and there is no application fee for this program.
For candidates planning to apply through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, the 2020-2021 Rice Jones MBA deadlines are October 16, 2020 and January 5, 2021.
The application must include unofficial copies of all academic transcripts and GMAT or GRE scores. Official copies are required for enrollment. Applicants must submit a one-page professional resume, two professional letters of recommendation (unless one is from a current direct supervisor, in which case only one is necessary) and an optional third recommendation, responses to essay questions, and the $200 application fee.
Fee waivers are available to MBA Deferred Enrollment applicants, United States military personnel (active duty or veteran), Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) MBA Prep Fellows, Forté Foundation MBALaunch members, Fulbright Scholars, MD/MBA dual degree program applicants, Rice University alumni, prospective students referred to us by alumni through the Build the Class program, and Prospective students who have met a recruiter at an MBA fair or event outside of Houston.
How Does Rice Jones Conduct Interviews?
Interviews are by invitation only. In-person, on-campus interviews are encouraged, however, applicants outside of Houston may choose a virtual interview with no penalty to their application.