Why is it called Dissertation House?
The first “Dissertation House” session was held in a large cabin as part of a West Virginia graduate student community-building retreat sponsored by PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, an NSF-supported initiative.
Dissertation House typically takes place three times a Year:
- In January (after Martin Luther King Day)
- In July (during the summer)
- In October (during the fall)
Spots are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Announcements about dates can be found on our myUMBC page, and graduate students can apply below.
Over the years, the Dissertation House has moved on-campus and is supported through the UMBC Graduate School. It continues to be a very in-demand program that has helped many students finish their proposals and dissertations.