MGA Admissions

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The Master of Global Affairs (MGA) admits students for enrollment each fall. The MGA is a full-time professional master's degree and students should expect to complete the degree within two years.

The Early Decision deadline for fall 2024 applications is December 15, 2023 and the Regular Decision deadline for applications is February 15, 2024. Applicants are solely responsible for insuring all application materials are received by the deadline and will be notified when their application is complete.

Recommended Background
  • B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, communication skills, and leadership skills
Application Requirements
  • The normal application fee of $85 is currently waived for all applicants.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Professional resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • GRE/GMAT scores are not required.
  • Approved TOEFL or IELTS 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.
Ready to Apply?

Candidates are able to apply using our online system. All application documents, including statements of purpose, resumes, and letters of recommendation, can be submitted online. All applications and application documents become the confidential property of the Master of Global Affairs program and cannot be returned.

Mailing Address

Rice University
Master of Global Affairs - MS 27
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

For more information, please contact Ms. Abbey Godley (