Thesis and Dissertation Writing Programs

In addition to one-on-one writing appointments, the Graduate Writing Center has a number of programs and workshops that offer support to dissertators and thesis writers.


During the academic year, the GWC offers single-session overview workshops on master's theses, dissertation proposals, and dissertation writing. Click our current schedule or browse past workshops to see when these topics may be offered. We also encourage you to look at relevant workshop videos.

Master's Thesis Writing Program

The Graduate Writing Center offers a program to graduate students writing who are working on master's theses and doctoral qualifying papers in the humanities and social sciences. The program provides workshops and one-on-one writing appointments. For more information, click here.

STEM Thesis Writing Retreat

The Graduate Writing Center offers writing retreats for graduate students who are working on master's theses, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. In spring break we focus on the master's thesis, and in summer we focus on the dissertation. However, both programs are open to all thesis and dissertation writers, as well as graduate students working on manuscripts related to their thesis or dissertation. For more information and application instructions, go to this page and scroll to program #5 at the bottom.

Summer Dissertation Boot Camps

The Graduate Writing Center holds a number of programs during the summer to help graduate students who are at the dissertation and dissertation proposal stages. See our most current summer dissertation boot camp and program offerings for more information.

Writing Groups

The Graduate Writing Center sometimes organizes writing groups of various types (online writing groups, facilitated writing groups, or independent writing groups). We are also happy to help groups of graduate students self-organize into writing groups. For best practices on setting up writing groups, see our writing groups resource page. For information about writing groups currently being offered or organized by the GWC, see our writing groups web page.