Degree Information

Element Name

Degree

Definition

Information about an originating agency, used specifically for theses/dissertations and for items created at the University of North Texas.

Where Can the Degree Information be Found?

Degree information can come from the following parts of a thesis or dissertation:

  • the title page
  • an abstract page

Or from the following parts of a College of Music recital:

  • a recital program
  • the front/back cover of a CD case
  • the top of a CD

For other items, this information may be found on (or inferred from) the item or accompanying information

How Degree Works in the Metadata Form

Parts:
1. Degree information type – drop-down menu
2. Degree information – text field
Repeatable?
Yes - to include multiple kinds of degree information (up to six) click ‘Add’ to repeat all field parts; “department” can be repeated as necessary, but other information types (level, discipline, grantor, etc.) cannot be repeated within the field

How Should the Degree Information be Filled in?

General Rules

  • This section is only used for:
    • theses and dissertations
    • degree recitals in the UNT College of Music
    • other output from the UNT community
  • For each document, include all relevant parts

Degree Name

Guideline Example
  • Enter the degree name as it appears on the title page or equivalent
  • Fully spell out the degree name
Master of Music

Degree Level

Guideline Example
  • Select the degree level from the controlled vocabulary
    • (The degree name will start with "Doctor" or "Master")
Doctoral

Master's
  • For senior recitals, the level will be "Bachelor's"
Bachelor's

Degree Publication Type

Guideline Example
Doctoral Dissertation

Master's Thesis

Problem in Lieu of a Master's Thesis

Degree Discipline

Guideline Example
  • Enter the name of the program (or major discipline) as it appears on the title page or equivalent
Elementary Education

Academic Department

  • This subfield may be used for items other than theses and dissertations
  • For theses and dissertations, this should be the same as the department chair listed on the title page
  • For items other than theses and dissertations, use the current department associated with the creator(s)
    • The department will not be changed retroactively if the creator moves to a different department
Guideline Example
  • Record the name of a department or school associated with the work
  • Use the short form of the department name (omitting "Department of")
Political Science
  • If the item has multiple creators from different departments, include each department separately
Department: Library and Information Science

Department: Digital Projects

Degree Grantor

Guideline Example
  • Record the degree grantor institution name as it appears on the title page or equivalent
University of North Texas

Other Examples

Doctorate in Physics
Name: Doctor of Philosophy
Level: Doctoral
Publication Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Discipline: Physics
Department: Physics
Grantor: University of North Texas
Master’s in Visual Arts
Name: Master of Arts
Level: Master’s
Publication Type: Problem in Lieu of a Master’s Thesis
Discipline: Sculpture
Department: School of Visual Arts
Grantor: University of North Texas
Master’s in Political Science
Name: Master of Science
Level: Master’s
Publication Type: Master’s Thesis
Discipline: Political Science
Department: Political Science
Grantor: University of North Texas
Doctorate in Literature
Name: Doctor of Philosophy
Level: Doctoral
Publication Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Discipline: English
Department: English
Grantor: North Texas State University
Artist Certificate
Name: Graduate Artist Certificate
Level: Certificate
Discipline: Flute
Department: Music
Grantor: University of North Texas

Comments

  • If feasible, compiling controlled vocabularies for Degree name and discipline facilitate consistency.
  • In some cases, Academic Department will also be related to the Institution element.

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