Dissertation Boot Camp

Boot Camp dates: January 7 - January 11, 2019

Do you need a solid block of uninterrupted time to work on your dissertation? If so, take advantage of the Dissertation Boot Camp sponsored by the Graduate School. Space is limited to register soon!

How can I benefit from Boot Camp?

The Marquette University Graduate School usually offers two periods of intensive research, reflection and writing each year for doctoral students writing their dissertations.

Comments from previous doctoral students indicate that one of the biggest challenges to completing a dissertation is simply finding dedicated time, absent from distractions and interruptions, to make progress. Our Dissertation Boot Camps provide a dedicated time and location for students to come together and work toward the completion of their dissertations.

Faculty facilitators are available throughout the week to monitor progress and offer suggestions. Each dissertator is assigned a facilitator with whom they meet daily.

How long is Boot Camp?

The boot camp runs from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Boot camps are typically scheduled in January just prior to the start of second semester or early June. Comments from past boot camp attendees indicate that the boot camp can cut six to twelve months off of the time necessary to complete a dissertation, and in some cases students have said that they would not have completed their dissertation if not for the boot camp.

Make connections with fellow doctoral students

An additional benefit to participating in boot camp is that of making connections with other Marquette doctoral students from various academic disciplines. Many current and prior students have indicated that writing a dissertation is often accompanied by a sense of isolation. Dissertation Boot Camp provides an opportunity to meet others, work side by side with them, and establish a sense of community.

Participation is limited depending on the number of faculty members that are available to serve as facilitators. Once the boot camp is announced, interested students are encouraged to sign up as early as possible.


January 2019 registration is now open

Registration is now open for the Dissertation Boot Camp held January 7 through January 11, 2019.  Please register soon because space is limited.  Please contact the Graduate School at mugs@marquette.edu or (414) 288-7137 immediately if you have any questions.

Registration information

Select Your Graduate Program
Provide your dissertation director first and last name
Are you a past DBC participant?