Admissions Requirements

The Master of Energy Economics (MEECON) admits students for enrollment each fall. The MEECON is a full-time professional master’s degree and students should expect to complete the degree within one year. 
The deadline for fall 2018 applications is May 1, 2018. Applicants are solely responsible for insuring all application materials are received by the deadline and will be notified when their application is complete.  Full consideration will be given to applications that are submitted prior to the deadline.

Recommended Background

The ideal candidate would come from, or seek, a business development and/or strategic planning position within the energy sector. This candidate would also possess a predisposition for using economic models and quantitative methods to help form well-reasoned insights into energy sector developments. The candidate need not have previously studied economics at the university level.

Application Requirements

  • Application fee: $85 
  • Professional resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Approved TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive a degree from a country in which English is the official language of communication (Rice University code 6609)
  • Applicants are recommended but not required to submit scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).  (Rice University GRE code 6609; Rice University GMAT code 3WS-MT-34)