World-Renowned, Locally Grown
Continuing Studies

Our Mission

The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies furthers Rice University’s commitment to educational outreach by providing lifelong personal and professional development opportunities to the greater Houston community and beyond.

Our Story

Rice University Lovett Hall

In 1967, Rice announced the formation of the Office of Continuing Studies with Carl Wischmeyer serving as the first director. A year later, Rice offered its first continuing studies class, "The Physics Basis of Hydrocarbon Processing at Low Temperatures."

Welcome Dean McIntire


Mary McIntire is named dean of Continuing Studies, becoming the first female dean is Rice's history.

Martel Center


The Speros P. Martel Center for Continuing Studies, the first building that included classrooms and lecture rooms exclusively for continuing studies, is opened.

Officially a School at Rice


Rice President George Erik Rupp raises the status of Continuing Studies from an office to a school.

Teacher Professional Development


The School of Continuing Studies establishes a department of teacher professional development to provide summer training for AP and Pre-AP teachers.

Master of Liberal Studies


Rice offers the Master of Liberal Studies though the Glasscock School.



Rice University’s School of Continuing Studies was given a significant gift by Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock and the Glasscock Foundation—the largest known endowment gift ever made to a university continuing education program in the United States. The school is renamed The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership


Rice alumni C.M. “Hank” and Demaris Hudspeth contribute a leadership gift to start the Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership within the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

School Literacy & Culture and Master of Arts in Teaching


Rice education programs including teacher certification, the Master of Arts in Teaching and School Literacy & Culture become a part of the Glasscock School.

Anderson-Clarke Center


The Glasscock School dedicates its new home, the D. Kent and Linda C. Anderson and Robert L. and Jean T. Clarke Center also referred to as the Anderson-Clarke Center.

50th Anniversary


The Glasscock School celebrates its 50th anniversary of offering continuing and professional studies to the Houston community.

Welcome Dean Bruce


Dr. Robert Bruce Jr., a higher education leader with 25 years of experience in administrative and academic roles, named the new dean of the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Center for Education


Rice's Center for Education becomes part of the Glasscock School, serving as the school's engine for theory into practice preK-12 outreach and impact.

Faculty & Instructors

The Glasscock School's courses are designed by subject matter experts and taught using real-world best practices. Our goal is to equip every student with the power to make an immediate and tangible impact on their organization, their community, and our world. 

We're recruiting the best, brightest, and most experienced subject matter experts in the country. If you're interested in expanding your impact, contact us about becoming an instructor.

Our Programs

The Rice

World-renowned, locally grown—Rice University is known across the globe for innovative learning experiences and exemplary students. The Glasscock School brings this commitment to excellence from the classroom into the real world through applied knowledge, field-based learning and subject matter expertise.

Our Impact

Impact isn't measured in numbers alone, but in lives changed. See how together with our students, we're making an impact on our community.

Our Home

To accommodate the continued growth of the Glasscock School, the D. Kent and Linda C. Anderson and Robert L. and Jean T. Clarke Center opened in spring 2014. The 53,000-square-foot building helps the Glasscock School increase its scope and grow its enrollment. It includes 24 classrooms, conference rooms, a language center, a freestanding auditorium and a commons area and terrace for events. The Anderson-Clarke Center holds the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.


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Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - MS-550
P.O. BOX 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892


Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - MS-550
Anderson-Clarke Center
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005