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.

2024 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 April 5.

Competition dates and details

The 2023 3MT will be held in February. Exact dates are forthcoming.


December 11, 2023 - Registration deadline
More information about registration coming later in the Fall 2023 semester.


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.