Graduate Resource Center

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The Graduate Resource Center provides academic support, professional development, and community-building opportunities in a space dedicated to graduate students. We guide students through writing, editing, and formatting the thesis and dissertation and assist in preparing their work for publication; host workshops and presentations to support students’ academic and professional development; and act as a general resource for graduate student needs. We strive to arm graduate students with the tools required in the next steps of their academic and professional journeys.


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Applying to Doctoral Programs

February 8, 3:15–4:15pm


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Thesis Workshops, Spring 2018

March 20; April 4, 5, 11 & 12




Thesis Support

Students who complete a culminating project, such as a thesis or dissertation, file their finished manuscript with the University via our office. Our staff assists students with the format review, and we provide additional support in the form of workshops.


Writing Support

The Graduate Writing Support Program is available to all graduate students! Schedule a 50-minute appointment with a Writing Consultant today.