This is affirmed in the Rutgers University Copyright Policy, Section III: “Students typically will own the copyright to works created as a requirement of their coursework, degree, or certificate program.
RUcore offers embargo periods of six months, one year, or two years.
Typical reasons for choosing embargos are a student’s wish to produce a scholarly book or article related to the research before the thesis or dissertation is made available to the public, to maximally benefit from your own research before others do, to enhance research on the topic before the thesis or dissertation is made available to the public, to comply with patent or technology transfer requirements, or to comply with data privacy requirements.
For this purpose, authors are offered an option to embargo their work.
When submitting the thesis or dissertation, you may choose to make it immediately available to the global public or to embargo the work.