Thesis and Dissertation Writing Support

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.

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. For a description of the summer dissertation boot camps and program offerings, click here.

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.

Writing Groups

The Graduate Writing Center has previously organized two types of writing groups: facilitated writing groups and independent writing groups. The groups facilitated by Graduate Writing Center staff are offered spring and sometimes summer, primarily for graduate students writing master's theses or similar projects. The independent writing groups are organized in winter for graduate students at the dissertation writing stage. For more information, click here.


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.

STEM Writing Retreat for Dissertation and Thesis Writers

This program targets graduate students who are already writing their doctoral dissertation or master's thesis, or who are writing manuscripts for publication. The program provides a quiet space to get away and focus on your writing. It also offers workshops that address thesis and dissertation structure, writing strategies, and scientific writing issues. 

To apply for the summer retreat, please go to our summer programs page and scroll down to the STEM Thesis Writing Retreat.