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MAT for New Teachers Tuition

Rice University is committed to keeping the costs of the Master of Arts in Teaching program for new teachers as low as possible to attract the most qualified people to teach in Houston-area public schools. Incentives include significantly reduced tuition for all admitted students, financial aid and program tuition aid.

The tuition for full-time graduate students entering in the 2016-17 academic year is $2,750 per course. All students are required to maintain continuous enrollment unless an official leave of absence has been granted.

Fees include but are not limited to:

  • Student services fee: $8 per person
  • Parking fee: $70-$240 per year; varies depending on the parking permit selected
  • Graduate Student Association fee: $21 per session (no more than $42 per year)
  • In addition, all graduate students are required to have health insurance

Additional information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the Cashier's website.

For complete information about Rice University tuition visit  graduate.rice.edu/costofstudy.

Living and Housing Costs

Houston has a reasonable cost of living for a major city. The Graduate Apartments, which opened in the summer of 1999, offers housing at moderate cost and is close to campus. Also available as housing options exclusively to Rice graduate students are the Morningside Square Apartments and the Rice Village Apartments. Visit the Graduate Student Association website for information regarding other housing options.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid offers need-based aid in the form of loans and College Work Study to graduate students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or refugees.


Rice University believes in the importance of developing teacher leaders. The Master of Arts in Teaching Program offers a limited number of merit-based, partial scholarships to highly qualified prospective students. Scholarship opportunities can be discussed during the interview stage of the application process.


Join us at an upcoming information session.

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