Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The University of Houston Libraries collect and make publicly available all electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) produced in UH graduate and PhD programs through the UH institutional repository. ETDs become available after the student submits them to the UH Graduate School, the document is approved by all appropriate parties, and any embargo on the document expires.
UH Libraries began publishing ETDs from several UH Colleges in 2010. As of Summer 2014, all UH Colleges that require a thesis or dissertation for graduation began submitting these documents in electronic format. Below is a list of UH Colleges that currently participate in the ETD program and their coverage dates in this repository.
|UH College||Coverage Dates|
|C.T. Bauer College of Business||2010-Present|
|Cullen College of Engineering||2012-Present|
|Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management||2015-Present|
|College of Education||2010-Present|
|College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences||2012-Present|
|College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics||2012-Present|
|College of Optometry||2010-Present|
|College of Pharmacy||2010-Present|
|College of Technology||2012-Present|
|K. G. McGovern College of the Arts||2016-Present|
|G. D. Hines College of Architecture & Design||2016-Present|
|Graduate College of Social Work||2012-Present|
- Online access for content outside these coverage dates may be available electronically through
Note: As of Fall 2017, all theses and dissertations produced at UH will be submitted to ProQuest. Additionally, some UH Colleges have contributed content to ProQuest at different periods of time in the past.
- For print theses and dissertations found outside these coverage dates, please consult UH Libraries’ catalog.
- Additional information on submitting ETDs can be found at the UH Graduate School.
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Nucleation and Growth of Calcium Carbonate and Sulfate Minerals from Solutions Close to Equilibrium (2019-05)The nucleation and growth of calcium carbonate and sulfate minerals are essential to understanding many energy and environmental processes, such as the long-term stability of geological carbon sequestration, past environmental ...
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