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Thank you for your interest in the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Below, you will find a list of our frequently asked questions. For your convenience, you can filter all questions by topic.


  • When I graduate from the MLS or DLS program, will I get to participate in a Rice graduation ceremony?

    Yes. MLS and DLS program graduates will be able to attend graduation ceremonies with all other Rice graduates.

    Audiences: Degree Seeker
    Categories:
    Diploma in Liberal Studies, General Information, Master of Liberal Studies
  • Do you offer online classes for the MLS or DLS programs?

    We currently do not offer online courses; however, students might be able to attend some courses remotely using videoconferencing.

    Audiences: Degree Seeker
    Categories:
    Diploma in Liberal Studies, General Information, Master of Liberal Studies
  • I am an international student. Will the MLS or DLS program sponsor an F-1 student visa for me?

    For part-time students, the answer is no. The F-1 student visa requires a full-time course of study. International applicants requiring a student visa must enroll full-time. International applicants who are legally in the United States (such as permanent residents) may enroll in the program since a student visa will not be required.

    Audiences: Degree Seeker
    Categories:
    Diploma in Liberal Studies, General Information, Master of Liberal Studies
  • I received my baccalaureate degree from a non-U.S. university. Do I need a foreign credential evaluation for the MLS or DLS programs?

    Students seeking admission to the MLS or DLS program who completed coursework and/or degree(s) at institutions outside the United States must present a professional course-by-course evaluation of the foreign official transcript. The professional evaluation must verify that the degree obtained is equivalent to baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. academic institution and must include an explanation of credits earned (including U.S. semester hour equivalents), grade equivalents, and course levels (lower or upper level). Two reliable services with course-by-course evaluations that include this required information are:

    All professional evaluations should be obtained from one of these two recommended credential services and submitted to the MLS or DLS program. Payment for the professional evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant.

    Audiences: Degree Seeker
    Categories:
    Diploma in Liberal Studies, General Information, Master of Liberal Studies
  • Do you accept e-Transcripts?

    Yes, we prefer e-Trancripts!  The Rice University Master of Liberal Studies and Diploma in Liberal Studies programs accept electronic transcripts from U.S. institutions via secure electronic transcript providers. Consult with your institution to see if they are part of a secure e-delivery network. All electronic transcripts should be sent to mls@rice.edu. Please note transcripts are not accepted by fax or personal email.  Official transcripts that are mailed must arrive in the original sealed envelope issued by the institution.

    Audiences: Degree Seeker
    Categories:
    Diploma in Liberal Studies, General Information, Master of Liberal Studies
  • What will it cost to attain the DLS degree?

    For students entering this year and completing their degree within four years, we estimate the program will cost approximately $36,000 in tuition and fees.

    Audiences: Degree Seeker
    Categories:
    Diploma in Liberal Studies, General Information
  • How long will it take to earn the DLS degree?

    Part-time students who take one course per semester can earn the degree in 10 semesters or in a little less than four years. Students can earn it sooner by taking two courses per semester and/or in the summer. Part-time students are required to take only one course during their first semester, but may take up to two courses per semester after that. Given that scenario, you could finish in two and a half years. 

    Full-time students who take three courses (9 hours) in the fall and spring semesters and at least 2 courses (6 hours) in the summer can earn the degree in two years.

    It is the policy of the DLS program that you must finish your degree requirements within seven years from the date you first began the program. 

    Audiences: Degree Seeker
    Categories:
    Diploma in Liberal Studies, General Information
  • Can I take courses outside the DLS program at Rice?

    In some cases, a student may want to take a course outside of the DLS program to gain knowledge in one or more focus disciplines.  Please coordinate with the GLS program office.

    Audiences: Degree Seeker
    Categories:
    Diploma in Liberal Studies, General Information
  • I have a concern or wish to file a complaint. Whom should I contact?

    You may contact us directly through postal mail, e-mail, fax or phone.

    Mailing Address: Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
    MS 550, Rice University,
    P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251
    E-mail: gscs@rice.edu
    Fax number: 713-348-5213
    Main telephone number: 713-348-4803

    If you have a complaint about parking, please e-mail gscs@rice.edu.

    Audiences: Corporate Partner, Degree Seeker, Educator, Language Learner, Lifelong Learner, Professional, Youth/K-12 Student or Parent, Glasscock Instructor
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HOURS

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CT
Monday-Friday

713-348-4803
GSCS@RICE.EDU

POSTAL ADDRESS

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - MS-550
Rice University
Houston, TX 77005

STREET ADDRESS

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - MS-550
Anderson-Clarke Center
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

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