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Control Vocabularies for Thesis Degree Info

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Office of Graduate Studies maintains the following vocabularies in the Vireo Electronic Theses and Dissertations System. These terms may be updated as needed. DSpace related metadata elements are shown in square brackets [ ].


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Embargo Types


Student must obtain the permission of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to place an embargo on thesis. If student selects "none" no value is auto-populated in the dc.embargo.terms.


  • None

  • Six month

  • One year

  • Two year embargo


Programs of Study



Discipline is based on Graduate programs at Rice University.  The area of study is supplied by the graduate student. If dual degrees, student enters the primary program.


Architecture School of Architecture 
Business Jones Graduate School of Business 
Humanities School of Humanities
Engineering George R. Brown School of Engineering
Music Shepherd School of Music
Natural Sciences Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Social Sciences School of Social Science
  Interdisciplinary (Applied Physics)







Departments may change over time. For latest list, see collection filtered by department.


  • Anthropology

  • Applied Physics

  • Architecture

  • Art History

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology

  • Bioengineering

  • Business

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics

  • Computer Science

  • Earth Science

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Economics

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • English

  • French Studies

  • History

  • Linguistics

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Philosophy

  • Physics and Astronomy

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Religious Studies

  • Sociology

  • Statistics






  • Doctor of Architecture 

  • Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Doctor of Philosophy

  • Master of Architecture

  • Master of Arts

  • Master of Music

  • Master of Science


Document Types


  1. Thesis (Doctoral)

  2. Thesis (Masters)


Graduation Months


  1. May

  2. December


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