Prospective Students

The Applied Physics Program (APP) at Rice University is ranked in the Top Ten programs in the U.S. by Academic Analytics and boasts a faculty-to-student ratio for advisors of 5:1 (yes, 5 faculty per student). Our students work in 9 different academic departments on the Rice campus as well as 4 institutions in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. Rice APP provides a truly multidisciplinary graduate education. In fact, our program has been expanding due to the increased faculty interest in hiring our students.

Visit the pages below to learn more about our program and Rice University; apply to the PhD program; and to request more information. Download a printable version of our flyer here.

An Overview of Applied Physics
- Overview

- APP Research Opportunities
- Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS)
- Virtual Tour of Rice University
- Virtual Lab Tours
- Living in Houston
- Helpful Links

Application Information
- How to Apply
- Application FAQ
- Apply HERE
- Request Information