Thesis and Dissertation Support Services

The Thesis and Dissertation Support Services program is designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with oral and written communication support and skills that can be applied to all aspects of academic, personal and professional life. We offer a variety of writing workshops with topics including, but not limited to, theses and dissertations, journal articles, and public science communication. Additional programs include our Thesis and Dissertation Institute, writing retreats, accountability groups and writing days, and non-credit-bearing courses.

Thesis and Dissertation Support Services works in conjunction with the Teaching and Communication Certificate to deliver programming and training activities to meet the requirements of the certificate program.

Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD)

All theses and dissertations written at N.C. State must be submitted through our online, electronic system in the Graduate School’s required format. The ETD website has all of the information for you to do this successfully.

Programs

Thesis and Dissertation Institute

Does your thesis, capstone, or dissertation need some inspiration? Looking for a boost to get finished? Or maybe you want to get it started off on the right foot? Try our Thesis and Dissertation Institute!

The Institute is designed to give Master’s and doctoral students at the writing stage of their thesis, capstone, or dissertation dedicated time and space to focus on their projects. The Institute combines highly productive writing time, scholarly writing instruction, one-on-one consultations, and group goal-setting to support students. We will help you get finished!

When: December 11-15, 2017
Where: Hunt Library Creativity Studio
Who can apply: Master’s and Doctoral candidates at the writing stage of the thesis or dissertation
Applications available: October 2 – November 27

Application Package

There are three (3) requirements for your Thesis and Dissertation Institute application:

  1. A completed application form
  2. An email statement of support from your advisor or dissertation chair
  3. A fully refundable motivational deposit of $50 in the form of a check, made out to NC State University.

To secure your seat in the Institute, you must complete all three elements of the application package. Incomplete applications will not hold you a seat. We will hold two seats on a waiting list in case of a cancellation. Please read the entire application package for full details and instructions. Once your completed application is received, you will receive an email from the Program Manager of Thesis and Dissertation Support Services confirming your seat and providing you with more details about the week’s schedule and expectations.

For more information, please email thesisdissertationsupport@ncsu.edu.

Cancellation Policy

Should your schedule change, you may cancel your seat in the Thesis and Dissertation Institute by December 1, 2017. Cancellations made prior to this date will have their motivational deposit check returned. Cancellations made after this date will result in forfeiture of the motivational deposit.

Proudly Partnering with ScholarShape

The Graduate School is proud to partner with Dr. Margy Thomas of ScholarShape for our Thesis and Dissertation Institute. Dr. Thomas serves as our professional writing consultant for our participants, providing high quality writing support for our writers.

ScholarShape

Writing retreat

We are offering a fall semester writing retreat for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars working on a theses, dissertations, journal articles, research proposals, or any other writing project. Participants will meet three times (Saturday mornings) during the semester and participate in an online writing accountability group for the entire fall semester.
When: 9/23, 10/14, and 11/11 (Saturdays), 10AM – 4PM
Where: Hunt Library
Who can apply: Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars
Application deadline: August 23, 2017

There are two (2) requirements for the writing retreat application:

  1. Completed application form
  2. A fully refundable motivational deposit of $50 in the form of a check, made out to NC State University.

Retreats will include a space to work with minimal distractions, expert writing consultants, peer support, writing instruction and support, time management training, and an online accountability group throughout the semester.

To secure your seat in the writing retreat you must complete both elements of the application package. Please read the entire application package for full details and instructions. Once your completed application is received, you will receive an email confirming your seat and providing you with more details.

Cancellation Policy

Should your schedule change, you may cancel your seat in the writing retreat by September 11, 2017. Cancellations made prior to this date will have their motivational deposits checks returned. Cancellations made after this date will result in a forfeiture of the motivational deposit.

Timeline for Graduate Student Success

The completion of a doctoral degree includes many steps. We’ve created this timeline to help students navigate the various processes and to highlight where our programming can help students to better understand what’s ahead.

Timeline for Student

Click on the image for a larger PDF version with links to the various elements included here. Students can also save the PDF version to keep a copy for reference.

Contact Us

For general questions about Thesis and Dissertation Support Services, contact us by email at thesisdissertationsupport@ncsu.edu.