Master's Thesis Writing Program 2016-2017

Graduate Student Resource Center

The Master’s Thesis Writing Program is free of charge for registered UCLA graduate students, and only UCLA graduate students are eligible to participate.

Program Description: This program is designed to support Master’s Thesis writers in the humanities, social sciences, and related fields. We are also happy to assist doctoral students working on qualifying papers in anticipation of advancing to candidacy. The program kicks off with a workshop that gives an overview of best practices for writing a master's thesis. Interested students may also request a mentor to work with during the academic year. If you are interested in a writing mentor, please email Marilyn Gray ( by February 1st with a brief description of your project and methods.

Getting Started on the Master’s Thesis
This workshop will give an overview of how to write a master’s thesis. It will include writing activities and discussion to help participants develop their thesis topics. We will also present strategies for organizing research and literature reviews, as well as tips for drafting and revision.
Friday, February 17th, 12:00-2:00 PM
Location: Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center (basement level) (map)

Master's Thesis Writing Retreat
Friday, February 17th, 2:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, February 18th, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
This program will provide a space for graduate students to work on their writing projects. During the program there will be breaks when participants can discuss their work with peers and writing consultants. If you are interested, please fill out the RSVP form linked here.