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Graduate Studies Presents

Three Minute Thesis/Dissertation Competition

November 22 | 12:30 to 3:30 pm | Wilson Hall 168

What is a 3MT?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia for research students. Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis/dissertation and its significance.  3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or "dumbing-down" research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. (UAH includes PhD and DNP research in the competition.)

Why Participate in 3MT?

At UAH, 3MT is part of an effort to provide students with an opportunity to develop their oral communication and presentation skills.  It also provides a valuable opportunity for research students to come together, get to know one another and talk about their research in a supportive environment.


For each catagory (Masters and PhD/RND), First Place winners will receive $300.00 and People's Choice winner will receive $100.00.

The winner in the master's category will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio, Texas to represent UAH at the regional 3MT Competition held by the Council of Graduate Schools Deans at their annual spring meeting. This provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunity.  


If you are interested in participating, please complete the online entry form.  


More Information

Rules and Judging Criteria Information

Three Minute Thesis Competition Handbook 
(This is a general handbook and not all information may apply to UAH.)

Three Minute Thesis Showcase

If you have any questions, please contact Graduate Studies.