Welcome to the Thesis
& Dissertation Submission System

Within a week of your defense, please upload the defended copy of your thesis as well as a scan of your signed approval of candidacy form.
Please make sure you have written the title of your thesis in the appropriate section on the form, and that you have indicated the date of your defense on the form.

Your completed, signed thesis is due six-months from the date you defended.  If you wish for your degree to be conferred in August 2024, you must complete your thesis submission and turn in your original documents to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies before noon on August 9. The thesis submission deadline for May 2024 has passed; it was April 19.

Once your submission is complete and submitted within this site, please fill out the webform here:


in lieu of submitting the thesis in person to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Complete instructions for thesis submission may be found here.

If you have questions after reading the instructions completely, please contact your graduate coordinator or graduate@rice.edu for assistance.  

To get started with your submission, click the link below. You will be asked to authenticate using your NetID.  If you have previously started a submission for this thesis, please select "Edit" next to the started submission.  If you have not started to submit this thesis, please select "Start New Submission" at the bottom the page.  

Your help can make things better

This submission process is is made through an online application developed and maintained by the Texas Digital Library, in conjunction with the Texas A&M, MIT, and UIUC.  Your feedback is very important to us; it allows us to continue to improve the system. Please feel free to notify us directly at graduate@rice.edu if you have any suggestions to increase the usability or effectiveness of this application.