Shaping the future. Empowering society.

Rice University’s Master of Social Policy Evaluation (MSPE) offers a unique opportunity to learn and apply frontier methods of social policy impact analysis. Students pursue a one-year, full-time, 30-credit hour program that provides the quantitative skills and hands-on application for real-world policy evaluations conducted at the Texas Policy Lab and other research centers at Rice. Students have the opportunity to explore specific policy areas in depth, currently criminal and juvenile justice, public health, early childhood development and education, and labor markets. MSPE graduates will have acquired the skills necessary to address the challenges faced by entities in the development, implementation, and evaluation of social policies.