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.
HOUSTON – (March 20, 2017) – Black children are more than twice as likely to have asth
James Brown still remembers the moment that inspired his decision to become a teacher.
Black children are more than twice as likely to have asthma as white children, accordi
As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) develop, peop
HOUSTON – (March 23, 2017) – The rapid growth of freestanding emergency departments in
HOUSTON – (April 25, 2017) – As new and more effective human reproductive genetic tech
American philosopher John Dewey said, “Education is not preparation for life; educatio
Corruption plagues countries throughout the world, and even the most democratic countr
HOUSTON – (April 25, 2017) – Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice University’s
A Rice-led study showed people who feel lonely are likely to report more severe sympto