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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(2019-05-03)Background: As school districts across the United States face an increase in the number of English Learners (ELs) enrolling in public schools, it is imperative that districts spend time reviewing and analyzing their current ...
(2016-05-11)This dissertation is mainly focused on the efficient computation of Green's function and electromagnetic scattering problems in layered media. The layered medium Green's functions (LMGFs), together with various algorithms ...
(2019-06-24)Purpose: To assess the effect of target parameters on fixation stability in strabismic monkeys. Methods: Eye movements were recorded in one normal and three strabismic monkeys during 72 fixation conditions (4 shapes; 3 ...
Diethylstilbestrol Nanosuspensions for Prostate Cancer: Subcutaneous Sustained Release Formulations and Pre-clinical PK/PD Evaluations (2014-01-27)Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 238,590 new cases with deaths of 29,720 ...
Non-invasive Characterization of Tissue Thermal Conductivity, Blood Perfusion and Elasticity in vivo using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (2013-12-20)In Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU)surgery,high-intensity ultrasound beam is focused within the body under MRI guidance to create focal regions of thermal coagulation. ...
(2014-02-03)Amphiphilic diblock copolymers, which form micelle structures in selective solvents, offer a great advantage of tunability in physical characteristics as compared to low molecular weight surfactants. Block copolymer micelles ...
(2014-01-09)This dissertation presents design and validation of several systems and technologies for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible positioning. The research began as the development of an MRI compatible actuated phantom, ...
(2014-01-09)Over the last century, zeolites have become ubiquitous materials in a wide array of applications due to properties such as high acidity, large surface area, and size/shape restriction. Although they have a longstanding ...
(2013-08-28)The Devonian Antrim Shale is a significant producer of natural gas in the Antrim Gas Field along the northern rim of the Michigan Basin. The Antrim Shale is a carbonaceous, marine-black shale which has extremely high total ...
Strategic Philanthropy: The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations in Latin America and the Origins of American Global Reform This dissertation examines the role of two of the most influential private U.S. foundations operating in Latin America during the post- World War II years, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The activities ...
(2019-06-24)The lives of Chinese immigrants Hong Neck Woo, Marshall Tsao, and Chang and Eng Bunker offer an important case study to enhance the understanding of transnationalism in the nineteenth century. These men, who devoted ...
-ra/-se Variation in Spain from Early Castilian to Modern Spanish: A Diachronic Multifactorial Analysis The Spanish imperfect subjunctive and pluperfect subjunctive verb tenses have two competing forms –ra and –se which vary in frequency of use according to the country of usage, the dominant political power, the century in ...
This argues that England King Edward III’s imprisonment of Joan of Flanders, Duchess of Brittany and Countess de Montfort during the Hundred Years War was not for her so-called madness, but was political. Joan of Flanders, ...
This dissertation offers an overview of the development of x-ray and radium therapy in both the United States and Great Britain in the period from 1896 to 1925. Specific attention is paid to the early work of pioneering ...
Tectono-Stratigraphic Controls on Petroleum System Elements in Passive Margin Settings: Studies of the Western Nicaraguan Rise and the Deep-Water, Foz Do Amazonas Basin, Brazil (2018-12-11)The Nicaraguan Rise is a Late Cretaceous (?) – Cenozoic, carbonate platform developed as a carbonate passive margin in an intra-plate setting while the Foz do Amazonas basin is a Jurassic to Recent dominantly clastic passive ...
Black Men in Medicine Matter: A Comparative Analysis of Factors Influencing Black Mens' Motivation to Apply to Medical School (2018-12-19)Background: The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that fewer Black men are applying and entering medical school now than there were forty years ago in 1978. It also projected that there will be a shortage ...
(2018-12-18)A lab-scale electrospraying system has been designed and spray parameters were optimized for the fabrication of electrodes with consistent and uniform catalyst loading for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) ...
A salient feature of Felix Mendelssohn’s organ works is the presence of many slur markings; these encompass as few as two notes and as many as several measures. Confusion surrounds the interpretation of these slurs. Some ...
A Qualitative Study on the Perceptions of the Lack of Physically Disabled Public Relations Practitioners (2019-05-14)This paper explores the perceptions of physically disabled practitioners in the public relations field. The purpose of the study was to get disabled practitioner’s perspectives on the industry to explore how the public ...
(2018-12-14)Background: The mission of nursing programs is to prepare as many students as possible to pass the first-time attempt on the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN®). If a school’s first-time pass rate drops ...