Three Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition held at universities around the world.

Developed by The University of Queensland, the 3MT® competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills by challenging them to explain the significance of their research projects to a general audience in three minutes or less.

The 3MT® Competition at Truman

The 3MT® competition highlights original graduate-level research, including a master’s thesis. Currently enrolled master’s students at Truman State University are eligible to participate in the University’s 3MT® competition. The winner attends the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) annual 3MT® competition.

2024 Competition at Truman

  • DATE: Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • LOCATION: Violette Hall 1010


This year, the competition at Truman will be an in-person event.  For your three-minute presentation, please follow the guidelines set forth at:

You will need to register to convey your interest in participating in the competition. After you have registered, you will need to upload an introductory slide and a presentation slide. Your presentation slide should adhere to the guidelines found on the MAGS website.

Prize Money

  • First place: $75 gift card
  • Second place: $50 gift card



You will need to register to convey your interest by submitting your name, email, title of your research, and name of your faculty research mentor by midnight on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024.

Register now

Step 2:

After you have registered, you will need to upload two slides by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024

  • Slide No. 1: This introductory slide should include your name, title of presentation, faculty research mentor, and department.  This helps the judges and audience know who you are.
  • Slide No. 2: This is your actual presentation slide.  It should represent your research.
Upload your slides

For more information, contact:
Dr. Julia Edgar
Department of Communication Disorders
 (660) 785-4255