The School of Social Sciences is a vibrant community of scholars, students, and educators with an unconventional vision for creating a society that we can all thrive in. We take a boutique approach - insightful, focused, personal - customized to the development of each of our students and tailored for tomorrow's challenges.
The School of Social Sciences is made up of seven departments with one mission, to improve society. Our faculty study of some of society’s biggest issues, and teach their findings in the classroom.
School of Social Sciences students are learning the skills needed to tackle the world’s greatest challenges – with vision and understanding. Our rigorous curriculum is complimented by unmatched opportunities for students to conduct research with faculty members and participate in professional practica.
Which early interventions lead to greater educational attainment for low-income children? How does team training impact astronauts? Our research explores answers to these timely questions and many more.
The School of Social Sciences at Rice University is dedicated to challenging old assumptions, finding answers to tough questions and generating solutions that make lives better.
Rice research finds factors that lead to greater college success.
Rice study finds factors that lead to greater college success.
Rice University has experts available for media interviews about storms as they approa
HOUSTON – (May 24, 2017) – Approximately half of mayoral elections in six U.S.
Approximately half of mayoral elections in six U.S.
Graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Economics were honored for ou
HOUSTON – (May 10, 2017) – Biology, rather than personal behavior, may be responsible
Biology, rather than personal behavior, may be responsible for the link between depres
Rice will be the first university in the U.S.
A test to measure students’ writing skills during four years of college should be used