Finish Your Thesis

You don't have to feel stuck in grad school

...or burn out while struggling to finish your PhD

What if there was a way finish your PhD by working smarter, not harder?

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Getting Your PhD just 6 months later than Planned Can Cost You Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Lost Income

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Life passes by while you are stuck in grad school...

50% of doctoral students never finish their thesis. Some of my peers dropped out after investing over 5 years and their life savings into graduate school. These students missed out on job opportunities, piled on thousands of dollars of debt, and experienced strain in their personal relationships because they didn't know how to finish a PhD thesis. I made a promise to myself that if I finished my thesis I would make it my mission to teach others how to get their PhD. 

This is how the idea for "The Finish Your Thesis Program" was born.

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 Why struggle when millions of others have finished their PhD?

Working on your PhD can feel like you are in a black tunnel with no light at the end. If you don't have a plan, how do you know if you are on the right track? While your thesis is unique, the process of doing research and writing a PhD thesis is not. I have interviewed hundreds of PhDs in over 30 fields to distill the essential steps that you need to finish your PhD thesis. 

The "Finish Your Thesis Program" is a step-by-step system that helps you to finish your PhD and prepare for your new life after graduate school.

Access the system taught to 1000's of PhD students

I taught the system behind the "Finish Your Thesis Program" to thousands of PhD students at universities. I created an online program so you can access this system from your own home, and use it as your guide to finish your PhD.  

After you enroll, you get access to the "Finish Your Thesis Program" as long as you are in graduate school. 

Dora Farkas, PhD, Finish Your Thesis Academy

The "Finish Your Thesis Program" has been taught at research universities, including:


The only course that Addresses Every Aspect of the PhD Process

Every module includes video trainings and step-by-step  guides you can immediately start making progress towards finishing your PhD 

  • Module 1: The most important factors of success in graduate school

    • Module 1.1: The mindset that helps graduate students finish their thesis quickly.
    • Module 1.2: How to avoid the habits that make your life unnecessarily difficult in graduate school
    • Module 1.3: Three steps to turn any goals into reality

  • Module 2: Develop a step-by-step plan to finish your thesis FAST

    • Module 2.1:The top 5 elements of a successful thesis proposal and thesis
    • Module 2.3:Set up an action plan to reach your goals quickly
    • Module 2.3:How to write your publications in advance (even before you collect all your data)

  • Module 3: Become confident and resolve conflicts with your supervisor and coworkers

    • Module 3.1:The most effective communication skills that will solve 90% of all your conflicts
    • Module 3.2:How to avoid biggest communication mistakes that keep you stuck in grad school
    • Module 3.3:Cope with really difficult supervisors and get them on your side

  • Module 4: Strategies that will help you become more focused and efficient

    • Module 4.1:Set up a productive schedule that prevents burnouts
    • Module 4.2:Develop a sustainable progress to make consistent progress
    • Module 4.3:The top 10 strategies to beat procrastination and get your work done,

  • Module 5: Tips to help you improve your health and increase your energy 

    • Module 5.1:How to turn stress into productive energy
    • Module 5.2:Fuel your brain and sharpen your focus through nutrition
    • Module 5.3:Prevent physical injuries related to excessive computer use

  • Module 6: Your “Personalized Finish Your Thesis Plan” 

    • Get a crystal clear vision of what you need to do to finish your thesis
    • Identify the factors that are preventing you from graduating on time
    • Set up a support network & accountability to keep you motivated until you finish your thesis.

  • Additional Exciting Bonuses


    • Bonus #1:  “Tips to begin your job search while you are still in graduate school” will introduce you to strategies to get a head-start on advancing your career.

      Bonus #2: “12 simple strategies to overcome writer’s block and finish your theses and manuscripts” will help you to write your thesis and publications more efficiently.

      Bonus #3: ”The latest online technology tools to help you boost your productivity and stay organized” will show you free or low-cost online tools to help you manage your time better, organize information, and collaborate effectively with others.

    • Bonus #4: "Preparation for your thesis proposal or thesis defense" shows you how the most common questions asked by committee members, and how to prepare mentally so you can present your research with confidence and pass

    • Bonus #5: Time-tracking sheets used by private clients; these practical time-management tools help you to stay on track with your thesis and other commitments, have more energy and feel less stressed 


Access Our Exclusive Online Community

Get access to our private online community: As a member of the "Finish Your Thesis Program" you have the opportunity join our vibrant online community, and get support from Dora and other graduate students

Additional Bonus For You To Get Support from Dora

3 Bonus Trainings with Dora:

#1: "How to Stay Motivated During the Last 6-12 Months of Graduate School"
#2: "How to Avoid the 5 Mistakes That Bring Thesis Writing to a Screeching Halt" 
#3: "How to Free Your Life From Overwhelm" 

Everything That You Get When You Join the "Finish Your Thesis Program"

  • Core Curriculum with 6 high impact modules, which you can do at your own pace (Value: $1997)
  • -22 high-definition professionally-edited videos,
  • -Downloadable workbooks for each module, summarizing course material,
  • -6 Implementations sessions so you can use the strategies right away
  • -Your personalized “Finish Your Thesis Plan”
  • 4 Bonus Modules that cover:
  • -Academic writing skills,
  • -Online productivity tools,
  • -PhD level Career development,
  • -Preparation for your PhD thesis defense  (Value: $997)
  • Time management tracking sheets used by private clients ($497)
  • Access to private online community & personalized feedback ($497)


Total Value: $3988.00


Tuition this Semester: $297

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Check Out Success Stories From Our Alumni:


"I thought I was the only one having these problems. As soon as I joined the "Finish Your Thesis Program" I felt relieved to find a community where people were open to discuss their problems even though we were from different disciplines. An immediate benefit I experienced after joining the program was to have energy to pull together a 100 page thesis proposal.Being part of a community was great help to finish my thesis"



"Using the tools in the "Finish Your Thesis Program" I could finish my PhD in less than 4 years, which was earlier than I expected, and I also got 3 publications. Every day I saw improvement in my writing and how to get balance in my life so I could get my thesis done. I am still using techniques I learned in the program. I recommend this to every grad student to save time and energy."



"I was struggling to manage my time and tasks and I didn't know if I could graduate before my fellowship ran out. The community in the "Finish Your Thesis Program" was very supportive and the resources that Dora provides are very helpful. You don't have to read long long books. It's practical information that you can apply immediately to your own situation."



" I felt stuck and I was looking for tools to get unstuck. Immediately after joining I gained confidence and a sense of belonging, and I learned how to manage my committee. The daily disciplines I learned in the program are invaluable now that I am doing my job search. I am excited about my future and finding a job that is a good fit for me."



Check out the success stories of our students

“Just a few weeks after enrolling in the Finish Your Thesis Program I became more organized. This helped to make progress faster, and I felt more energetic in my research. The Facebook group was very supportive, and it was a safe place where we could all talk about the things that were hard. I am feeling more confident, and I am graduating a semester earlier than I had expected!”  

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    Holly Johnsen, Ph.D. Data scientist, Facebook

"After I started the "Finish Your Thesis Program" I program more productive and I learned to focus on the tasks that were helping me to finish my thesis. I developed a new routine, I write every day, and I see my thesis coming together.  If you want to graduate, the Finish Your Thesis Program and the online community will be really helpful for you to stay motivated and complete your degree.”

  • Quang Evansluong
    Quang Evansluong, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, U.K.

"Since joining the Finish Your Thesis program, I have developed a can-do attitude towards my research and life. My main supervisor said that I have turned a corner after struggling with my results last year. The Finish Your Thesis Program has made me richer as an individual, and helped me realize my strengths as a person, and become a better version of myself.”

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    Durgaprasad Iyer, Ph.D. Student, Cape Town, South Africa

"When I first learned about the Finish Your Thesis Program I was not sure whether it was right for me, because I was not at the writing stage yet. Now that I finished my Ph.D., I can only share my own excellent experience with Dora and the program. If you need help getting organized to get stuff done and could use not only helpful strategies, but also a supportive environment, this is the program for you. "

  • Ileana
    Ileana Freytis, Ph.D. Marine Scientist, Florida

Why Learn From Dr. Dora Farkas?

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Hi, I am Dr. Dora Farkas, Founder of the Finish Your Thesis Academy. Born in Budapest, Hungary, I completed my Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and my PhD in Biological Engineering at MIT.

I continued my career as a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University, and a Senior Scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. In my "spare time" (while raising two daughters) I coached graduate students and gave workshops at universities.

Since I founded the Finish Your Thesis Academy in 2009, I helped thousands of PhD students to finish their thesis and start careers they are passionate about. 

This Program is for you if you:

  • Are committed to finishing your thesis,
  • Want to improve your time management skills and make consistent progress,
  • Would like to get guidance from your supervisor and committee,
  • Are ready to improve your energy and focus on your thesis, and
  • Would like to speed up the writing process and get your thesis DONE.


This Program is not for you if you:

  • Are not sure whether graduate school is for you,
  • Have not started graduate school yet,
  • Are trying to decide between Masters or PhD-level programs,
  • Your thesis is due in less than 2 months, or
  • Finished writing your thesis


Still wondering if this program is right for you?

Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below, or send questions to

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When does the course start?

You get access to the entire "Finish Your Thesis Program" as soon as you enroll, and you have access to the course as long as you are in graduate school. 

When can you expect to see results after enrolling in the "Finish Your Thesis Program"?

We have included the most effective productivity tips in Module 1, so you can expect to experience better productivity and reduced stress within 1 week. 

How long do you have access to the "Finish Your Thesis Program"?

After you enroll, you have access to the course as long as you are in graduate school. 

What is the time commitment if you enroll in the course?

The Finish Your Thesis Program was designed for the busy graduate student lifestyle, and the material is condensed into easy-to-read workbooks and short videos. Each module takes only 1 hour per week, and the implementation sessions are 1 hour long.


What if you "fall behind"?

You cannot fall behind in the "Finish Your Thesis Program." You can go through the program at your own pace and return the material at any time. You have access to the course as long as you are in grad school. 

When are the live Q&A sessions?

The live Bonus Q&A sessions will be at 1pm EST on 1) Monday, June 17th, 2) Tuesday July 2nd, and 3) Tuesday, July 23rd. 

What if you cannot attend the live Bonus Q&A sessions?

We understand that you have a busy schedule, and the trainings will be recorded and posted on the course site.

If you cannot attend live, you can submit questions in advance and they will be answered anonymously during the trainings.

How can you protect your privacy?

During the group coaching sessions you can submit written questions in the chat box, but you may use a pseudonym when registering for the webinar to protect your privacy. You have the option to join our private Facebook group (which is a secret group), and only other members see your posts. Some students decide to set up a separate Facebook account for the Finish Your Thesis Program. The advantage with this option is that when you log into facebook, you will not be distracted by notifications from other groups you are part of.

How do you get the most out of the Private Facebook Group?

Our private and exclusive Facebook group already has members of the Finish Your Thesis Community who have taken the course. Through this community you can get support from other students and me to help you overcome challenges in graduate school and finish your thesis.

Is this course applicable to all fields of study?

Yes, this course is based on success stories from graduate students from over 30 different fields of study including mathematics, life and physical sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences. The strategies I will teach you will help you to become more productive regardless of your field of study.

What if you are not a native English speaker?

You are in good company, because we have students from over 30 different countries in the program. English is not Dora's first language either, and we understand the challenges of having to do research and write publications in your non-native tongue. The course material is summarized clearly in the workbooks so it is easy for non-native English speakers to follow.

At what stage of graduate school is the Finish Your Thesis Program most helpful?

We have had students who just started their graduate programs, and we also had students who joined the course in their last semester. The skills you learn in the course and the interactive support network will help you to manage your time better, reduce stress and become more productive at any stage of graduate school.

You will have access to the course as long as you are in grad school. 

What if you are not at the writing stage of your thesis?

No problem! The time management, productivity, and communication skills in this program will help you during the research stage and the writing phase of graduate school. During our last enrollment period we had students who were early in their program and the strategies in the program helped them to become more efficient with their research so they could begin writing their papers sooner.

How will this program help you to write your thesis?

This program will teach you time management and productivity strategies to help you stay motivated and focused so you can make consistent progress on your thesis. I also have two bonuses that will be especially useful for you as you write your thesis: 1) “12 simple strategies to overcome writer’s block and finish your theses and manuscripts” will help you to write you manuscripts more efficiently and 2) ” The latest online technology tools to help you boost your productivity and stay organized” will show you free or low-cost online tools to help you organize information for your thesis to make the writing process more efficient.

What is the refund policy?

We are fully committed to helping you to finish your thesis and I have a 30 day money back guarantee. If you decide that the course is not for you, you get a 100% refund, no questions asked.

You have a specific question I have not addressed

If you are interested in this course and still have questions, please email Dora directly at 

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