Dissertation Boot Camp

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What is Dissertation Boot Camp (DBC)?

This intensive one-week (Monday to Friday, 8:45am-4:00pm) program is designed to help graduate students accomplish their thesis writing goals and accelerate their time to completion. DBC is offered once every semester and accommodates 16-24 students per program.

DBC offers graduate students focused and supported individual time to write, as well as lessons on writing issues and access to one-on-one support with writing experts.


When Will the Next DBC be Offered?

Monday, December 11th, 2017 - Friday, December 15th, 2017

*Please note: participants are expected to attend all 5 days of the program.


What can you Expect as a Participant?

  • Learn and practice good writing habits during morning and afternoon individual writing sessions
  • Consult with our writing staff during individual check-in appointments to address any specific writing concerns and/or help create a personal writing plan
  • Participate in writing workshops hosted over the course of the week (Mindful Ways of Writing; Thesis Structures and Thesis Mapping; Time Management and Goal Setting; Electronic Theses and Dissertations Submissions; and Author Rights)
  • Engage with fellow students to share experiences and survival strategies

How are Participants Selected?

This program accepts applications from graduate students who:

  • Have finished their coursework
  • Have had their Thesis Proposal accepted
  • Need focused time and space for writing

Preference is given to PhD Candidates and to students at the Master's level who are enrolled in a thesis-based program. Preference is also given to participants who are nearing their time-to-completion deadline and/or have not attended a previous Dissertation Boot Camp.


How do I Apply?

Questions? Ask Us!