Master of Arts in Teaching
Tuition & Fees

Rice University is committed to keeping the costs of the Master of Arts in Teaching program as low as possible. Incentives include significantly reduced tuition for all admitted students, financial aid and program tuition aid. Program cost reflects a significantly reduced rate from normal Rice University tuition, and is designed to accommodate part-time students. Scholarship programs are available for teachers pursuing the Path for New Teachers and the Path for Experienced Teachers.

Fee Type Amount
Tuition $1,995 per course
Student activity $52 per semester
Parking $70-$240 per year; varies depending on the parking permit selected
Graduate Student Association $22 per semester (no more than $44 per year)

Does not include books, other supplies as needed, late fees, State exam fees, or State certificate fees. Additional information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the Cashier's website.

Financial Aid

Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program may be eligible to receive federal student loans, Grad PLUS loans and private loans. The enrollment requirement for eligibility is at least half-time or 4.5 hours. Visit for Rice University's Office of Financial Aid more information.

Military Veterans

You may find information about veteran benefits, credit transfers, and application process here.


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. Currently, there are two scholarship options available to participants.

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

The Rice teacher preparation program has been recognized by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation as an exemplar teacher prep program in the state. This honor allows our students (Texas residents) who are pursuing teacher certification to apply for the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers. If selected by the foundation, fellows will receive a scholarship of $8,000 per year for up to four years, as well as ongoing training and development opportunities, mentorship from sitting public school educators, and involvement in a statewide aspiring teachers network facilitated by Raise Your Hand.

Teaching & Principal Fellowship Programs

Teaching Fellows plan to enter the classroom with pedagogical skills that help create a culture of learning by engaging diverse learners in inquiry-based learning. They want to develop literacy and assessment skills that meet the need of the students they will teach. These Teaching Fellows see their potential to become instructional leaders. Similarly, Principal Fellows are school leaders, preferably those teaching in high-need schools, who are ready to take on the challenges of instructional and organizational leadership in public schools.

We are offering a select number of scholarships for our MAT program that will reduce tuition up to 25 percent of our normal per course tuition rate. Fellowship opportunities can be discussed during the interview stage of the application process.

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.

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Prepare for any classroom or campus-wide challenge you face while strengthening and stretching your skills with the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Rice University.

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