3 minute thesis

The Three Minute Thesis Competition, or 3MT®, first held at The University of Queensland in 2008, is an academic competition that challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis/dissertation topic and its significance to a non-expert audience in just three minutes using a single, static slide.

2023 K-State competition

The competition consists of two rounds. Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to participate in the first round. Six to ten participants will be selected to compete in the final round. Final round judges will select first and second place winners, and the audience will select a people's choice award winner. The first place presenter will represent K-State at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT® Competition on March 31.

February 8 - First round of competition, 227 Union
February 22 - Final round of competition, 5:30pm, K-State Alumni Center

Information sessions

If you are considering participating in the 3MT, attend a session to learn more about the competition and how to prepare a successful 3MT presentation.

November 9, 2022, 10:30am-noon - Register for Zoom link
November 30, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm - Register for Zoom link
December 8, 2022, 2:30-4:00pm - Register for Zoom link


December 12, 2022 - Registration deadline
February 6, 2023, 5:00pm CST - Slide submission deadline

Register for the 3MT!


Questions about the Kansas State University Graduate School’s 3MT® competition may be directed to Dr. Megan Miller, Student Success Coordinator, mmmiller@ksu.edu or 785-532-6191.