Save the date! Summer Dissertation House: July 9-12, 2013 @ UMBC

Summer Dissertation House at UMBC: July 9-12, 2013

Spend 4 days writing … make progress on your dissertation!

The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 9-12. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House.

Open application period: Early bird May 13, 2013 – May 24, 2013. Late registration May 25, 2013 – May 31, 2013 (Applications received during the early bird period will have priority)

(Please note that there are only 15 to 18 slots for this event, consider applying early) 

received after May 31, 2013 will be considered for the DH waiting
list. More information about the Dissertation House:

  • The Dissertation House runs from 9 AM – 5PM, for four days, Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12.
  • Students must plan to attend the full session, for each of the 4 days.
  • Daily schedule includes 2 mini-lectures, and 5 hours of writing per day.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and a snack will be served daily.
  • The Dissertation House is free for UMBC’s graduate students.
  • There are 15 to 18 spaces available for the Dissertation House.
  • Details regarding eligibility can be found on the application page of the website for the Dissertation House.
  • Subscribe to the website:

Read about The Dissertation House in UMBC’s Alumni Magazine: Byrne, R.  (2011, Fall) “The Write Stuff”, UMBC Magazine. p. 12

Please login to MyUMBC, click “I can attend,”  *AND* follow the application procedures on the main website for the Dissertation House:

5 responses to “Save the date! Summer Dissertation House: July 9-12, 2013 @ UMBC”

  1. Is this only for PhD students or can MS students apply too?

    1. Hi Amanda. Doctoral students have the priority, but if we get applications from a lot of master’s students, we will consider having an additional session that focuses on writing for publication and the M.S. thesis.

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What is dissertation house?

The Dissertation House program is an intensive writing retreat designed to help graduate students overcome the barriers that often impede progress on their dissertations. Developed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the program provides a supportive and structured environment where students can focus on their writing, receive feedback, and learn effective time management and goal-setting strategies. Over several days, students work in groups, participate in workshops, and receive coaching from experienced facilitators. The Dissertation House program has been highly successful in helping students make significant progress on their dissertations. It is widely regarded as a valuable resource for graduate students seeking to complete their degrees.


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