Professional Education

From individual courses to industry-specific seminars, to programs customized for one company or organization, to full-scale graduate degree programs, Rice offers solutions that help professionals and executives develop solid science, technology, and business foundations and master new skills without interrupting their careers.

The Jones School’s Office of Executive Education offers more than 100 programs annually that focus on the working executive and includes open enrollment, certificate programs, application based management programs and custom-designed programs for organizations.

Rice’s Professional Master’s in Science and Engineering programs produce technical and scientific professionals who are also trained business leaders.

New to Rice University Fall 2015, the Master of Energy Economics (MEECON) offers graduate level education that emphasizes applying economic principles to analyze and understand commercial and other influences on energy markets and enables graduates to communicate valuable insights arising from that approach. The program offers practical training for energy markets analysts working in government, the private sector, and international organizations.

The Master of Global Affairs (MGA) is a two-year professional master's degree co-sponsored by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the School of Social Sciences. MGA students complete rigorous course work that compels high standards of scholarship and offers practical training for careers in government, the private sector and international organizations.

The Oil & Gas High Performance Workshop in the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology draws over 400 attendees annually. This popular networking forum explores industry challenges and highlights growing computational workforce opportunities at the nexus of the energy sector, the IT industry, and the academic community.

The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, the leading university continuing education program in Houston, offers many certification courses for the working professional.

Rice is advancing the research frontiers in technology for education on campus and beyond by making available massive open online course (MOOC) offerings, as well as the creation of exciting new tools and models that transform how knowledge is designed and disseminated, through Rice University Online.

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