9.121.1 Element information
9.121.2 RDA definition and scope
188.8.131.52 A rank conferred as a guarantee of academic proficiency.
9.121.3 General rule
184.108.40.206 Give a brief statement of the degree for which the author was a candidate (e.g., “M.A.” or “Ph. D.,” or, for theses to which such abbreviations do not apply, “doctoral” or “master’s”), if known.