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 Graduate School will not hold a Three Minute Thesis competition in spring 2022.
Please check back at a later date for more information about the 2023 competition. 

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!

Watch the 2021 UC 3MT presentations on the Graduate School's YouTube channel

Contact Us

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