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Areas of Study

Explore hundreds of classes available year-round. From humanities, social sciences, art, design and photography to foreign languages, creative writing, education, professional studies and so much more. Choose from short classes that are open to the public, a certificate program that enhances your resume, or a graduate degree that propels your knowledge forward.

Community Learning & Engagement

Experience lifelong learning driven by your fascinations. Explore the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, creative writing, photography, studio art, mind-body practices and many other subjects in our short, non-credit courses and programs for the community. 

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The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers many opportunities for those educating young learners, either as a parent of professionally.

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Rice University offers non-native speakers of English the opportunity to improve their language skills in small classes that use an integrated-skills approach.

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Foreign Languages

The Rice University Foreign Language Program provides an opportunity for students to learn a new language in small group classes taught by experienced instructors. Classes in eight foreign languages are offered in four sessions each year. 

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Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies

Learn about the latest management, legal, financial, marketing and leadership best practices in the nonprofit sector through in-depth study of the current landscape of the nonprofit sector within the context of proven organizational best practices. 

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Professional Studies

Courses and certificates available for entrepreneurs and business professionals. Whether you are looking for continuing education credits, a professional certification, or an opportunity to enhance your skills, our courses will set you on a path to accomplish your professional goals.

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