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.

2022 Competition at Truman

  • DATE: Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • LOCATION: Violette Hall 1010

Rules

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

Please register to convey your interest by submitting your name, email, title of your research, and name of your faculty research mentor.  The suggested deadline is Feb. 11.

After you have registered, you will need to upload your presentation slide by 5 pm on Feb. 25. Your slide should adhere to the guidelines found on the MAGS website.

Prize Money

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

Registration

STEP 1:

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 Feb. 11.

Register now

Step 2:

After you have registered, you will need to upload your introductory slide by 5 p.m. on Feb. 25. Your slide should include:

  • your name
  • title of presentation
  • faculty research mentor
  • department
Upload your slide

Rowen, a competitor in the 3MT competition “The competition was super fun—hope it becomes a mainstay at Truman.”
— Rowen Conry
Sarah, a competitor in the 3MT competition “It’s super cool that a Truman person was a finalist [at the regional competition]!”
 Sarah Muir
Derek, a competitor in the 3MT competition “It was a great event, and I hope it continues. I’ll definitely talk it up in the English Department.”
— Derek Franklin

Questions?

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