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.

Information sessions

Attend one of these virtual sessions to learn what the 3MT is all about, why you should participate, and how to prepare a strong presentation!

Dec 6, 2023, 10:30am-12:00pm - Register for Zoom link

Sign up for the 3MT!

Dec 18, 2023 - deadline to register
Feb 5, 2024 - deadline to submit presentation slide

Competition dates

First round - Feb 7, Union
Final round - Feb 22, 5:30pm, Union Ballroom


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.