Three Minute Thesis Competition

A student in professional dress talks into a hand-held mic as she presents her three minute thesis.

Brittney Miles, 2020 Three Minute Thesis first place winner.

UC's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition challenges students to summarize their research or scholarship for a nonspecialist audience using only three minutes of speech and a single PowerPoint slide.

The winner of the 3MT competition will receive a $1,000 award, which will be posted to his/her Catalyst student account. Second and third place will receive $600 and $400, respectively.

The winner of UC's annual Three Minute Thesis competition will be registered to compete in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools' regional 3MT® competition

2021 3MT Competition at UC

The 2021 Three Minute Thesis competition was a virtual event. 

View the 2021 3MT winners!


Contact Us

Please email the Graduate College 3MT organizers ( with questions.