Dissertation Boot Camp

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 face-to-face and mid-semester (October during the fall term and March during the spring term). Lodging accommodations are available on a first come, first served basis for out-of-town participants. 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 lxq004@shsu.edu. 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

    Covid-19 Notice

    Until further notice, all upcoming camps will take place virtually via Zoom. Selected campers will receive links the week of camp.

    Spring 2021 
    Date – Friday, March 12 & Saturday, March 13
    Time: All Day
    Location: Zoom

    Fall 2021
    Date – TBD
    Time: All Day
    Location: TBD

  • Apply

    Spring 2021 application opens Monday, January 4, 2021.

  • Other support services

    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.