Candidacy, Oral Defense and Thesis Submission

NOTICE: The deadline for thesis submission for December 2018 degree conferral is NOON on Friday, November 30, 2018. 

Thesis defense hours

Thesis Defense and Submission Guide

Last Semester Timeline for Graduate Students Checklist


All students must upload their thesis documents and deliver original signatures to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies before thesis submission is complete. You MUST submit all required documents online at thesis.rice.edu PRIOR to final thesis submission in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

You may deliver your original signatures to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Allen Center 323) 1:30-3:30pm Monday-Friday when Rice University is open.  The deadline for thesis submission for December 2018 degree conferral is NOON on Friday, November 30, 2018. 

 Candidacy, Oral Examinations, and Thesis Policies

General Announcements

Steps to complete your thesis

1. Achieve Candidacy

2. Defend your Thesis

3. Submit your thesis

Resources

Degree Conferral Checklists

Thesis Format Library

Thesis Format Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions