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.

2025 K-State competition

The competition consists of two rounds. Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to participate in the first round. Up to 12 students 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 4.

Dec 18, 2024 - deadline to register (opening in fall 2024)
Feb 3, 2025 - deadline to submit slide
Competition Dates
Feb 7 - First round - Union
Feb 22 - Final round - 5:30pm, Union Ballroom


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