Prospective Students

The Applied Physics Program (APP) at Rice University is ranked in the Top Five programs in the U.S. (tied for 1st) 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 offers one of the few doctoral degrees in applied physics in the world and provides a 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.

An Overview of Applied Physics
- Overview

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

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

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