Boot Camps

Dissertation Boot Camp

  • What is Dissertation Boot Camp?

    Dissertation Boot Camp is a free-of-charge, all-inclusive weekend program designed to assist doctoral scholars enrolled in any SHSU proposal or dissertation course. Services include research, writing, and statistics assistance, along with opportunities to receive individualized guidance.

  • When are camps held?

    Boot camps generally take place mid-semester (October during the fall term and March during the spring term). Selected students are expected to attend all camp sessions on both days.

  • How are students selected to attend Dissertation Boot Camp?

    To attend DBC, students must be currently enrolled in a SHSU doctoral program and complete an application. Faculty members are also encouraged to nominate students. Nominations must include students’ names, Sam IDs, and email addresses, and should be emailed to the Graduate School’s academic support coach at Camp seats are limited and awarded based on need and availability.

    If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, please contact your advisor, chair, or another SHSU graduate faculty or staff member.

  • Upcoming camps

    Fall 2021
    Date – Friday, October 8 & Saturday, October 9
    Time: All Day
    Location: Zoom

    Spring 2022
    Date – TBD
    Time: All Day
    Location: TBD

  • Apply

    Fall 2021 application- apply here.

Thesis Boot Camp

  • What is Thesis Boot Camp?

    Thesis Boot Camp is a comprehensive event designed to facilitate master’s students’ research and writing progress. Thesis Boot Camp is currently held over 1.5 days and supports scholars in all SHSU programs, departments, and academic colleges. Direct services include research, writing, and statistics assistance, along with opportunities to receive individualized guidance. Camp is available to those completing traditional and non-traditional theses, capstones, portfolios, and internships.

  • How are students selected to attend Thesis Boot Camp?

    To attend camp, students must use the registration link provided by The Graduate School. After registration, selected campers will be notified via email. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please do not wait to register.

  • Upcoming camps


  • Important Information
    1. Camp will be hosted virtually via Zoom.
    2. Campers must be able to ensure they have reliable internet and computer access.
    3. Campers must be able to commit to BOTH camp days.
  • Register


Other Support Services

  • Additional Information

    The Graduate School encourages you to attend academic and career and professional development events. International Student Meetings, KATCH Sessions, and Professional Wednesday Series presentations are great ways to connect with our office.