MCS COVID-19 Update

Program Status

We are currently accepting applications and classes are ongoing.

Our Response

Our online MCS program is operating during this time without disruption. Here are some of the ways we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our online MCS program is positioned to support student learning from virtually anywhere. This program remains open, with weekly live classes held in Zoom classrooms. Students are able to meet with one another and professors online at any time, and faculty in the program are trained to teach in the online environment.

At this time, our admissions and student support teams remain active and available. You can reach out at any time to speak with a counselor on either of these teams to ask any questions you may have.

Visiting students can now take advantage of Rice’s reduced Summer 2020 tuition to take an MSC@Rice course for credit. See details here.


Are you still accepting applications to the online program?

Yes. Currently applications are being accepted and processed. If you have concerns about completing application requirements at this time, reach out to an Enrollment Coach at (281) 305-3049 or

Are online classes cancelled?

No. All classes are running as scheduled. If you are a current student and have any questions or concerns about attending classes, please reach out to your instructor or to student support.

What should I do if I am unable to send GRE scores, letters of recommendation or official transcripts?

If you would like to start or have already begun an application and are having difficulty securing required documentation, please reach out to an Enrollment Coach at (281) 305-3049 or