Continuing Studies
for Rice Alumni

“Education does not begin with the university, nor does it end in the university. It is a matter of life, the whole span of life, and both before and after.”
—Edgar Odell Lovett

Your Passion

“In the faith of high adventure, in the joy of high endeavor, in the hope of high achievement …”
—Edgar Odell Lovett

Nurture your insatiable curiosity and discover new stimulations with a short, non-credit course in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, creative writing, photography, studio art and many other subjects.

Our Spring 2024 courses, led by Rice expert faculty and other community experts, are now open for registration.

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Your Pursuit

“... the preservation of knowledge,... the discovery and distribution of knowledge, ... the applications of knowledge, and ...the making of knowledge-makers.”
—Edgar Odell Lovett

Whether your aim is to plunge deeper or stretch wider, the Glasscock School offers a breadth of courses to help you reach your professional goals.

Rice University online Boot Camps equip you with the essential skills to help guide you down a path to success in today’s digital world. With strategically engineered online curricula, face-to-face interaction, and knowledgeable instructors, you’ll receive a comprehensive learning experience. Our data, cybersecurity, fintech, UX/UI, and digital marketing programs offer a part-time schedule, allowing you to advance your skills while maintaining your work schedule. For those individuals who wish to study at a faster pace, our coding program offers a full-time option.


    Through immersive instruction and complex projects, students learn both the theory and tools used by modern designers, employing user-centered design and creative tools to build compelling designs and user experiences.

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    Web development is a high-growth career track, and Rice University Coding Boot Camp in Houston teaches you the specialized skills to tap into this rewarding industry. Through a fast-paced, virtual curriculum, you’ll learn the skills needed to become proficient in front end and back end technologies.

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    Data Analytics & Visualization

    With the rise of data in today’s economy, our program focuses on teaching students the practical and technical skills needed to analyze and solve complex data problems. This part-time program covers a broad array of technologies like Advanced Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL, Tableau, Machine Learning, R, Git/GitHub, and moreover the course of 24 intensive weeks.

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    The 24-week Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attain proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.

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    Digital Marketing

    The Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting.

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    Students will obtain marketable skills, learning how algorithms, machine learning, big data, and blockchain are leveraged within financial fields from financial planning to hedge funds, as well as best practices for using these skills to add value to an organization.

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Why Rice’s Glasscock School?

The impetus for Rice creating what now has become the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies was born out of a need defined by engineering alumni seeking to gain new knowledge in their field--knowledge that had evolved after they completed their bachelor’s degrees. To meet this need, Rice devised and offered its first continuing studies class, “The Physics Basis of Hydrocarbon Processing at Low Temperatures.” The title lacked innovation, but the concept of offering continuing studies to “counter the current problem of professional obsolescence” was and is at the heart of why the Glasscock School exists. While our reach extends throughout the greater Houston area and beyond, that has always and will always include Rice Alumni.


Your time at Rice does not end with graduation. Continue your lifelong learning at Rice, in settings that range from in the classroom to online—and even at your company. Alumni like you receive a 10% discount when you enroll in most offerings*. To take advantage of the Rice Alumni discount, please contact us at 713-348-4803 before registering.

*This offer cannot be applied to Tech Boot Camps


“There may thus be realized the founder's desire that the advantages which his philanthropy would make possible should be brought within the reach of the promising student of slender means.”
—Edgar Odell Lovett

We serve an incredibly diverse body of learners, including veterans, teachers, non-profit executives, new college graduates, career changers and advancers, and English language learners. They range in age from three to their nineties, and there is not a sector of our workforce they are not impacting. For all of that diversity, they share this in common: a desire to learn and a need for access. Your gift to the Glasscock School allows us to break down financial barriers and provide the life-changing experience that only Rice can offer.

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Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - MS-550
P.O. BOX 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892


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