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The University of Mississippi

3MT® Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Guidelines

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise challenges higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their research thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes and allows them to use one static Power Point slide.

3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. This skill is critical for all graduate students across all academic disciplines.

A team of judges will determine the winners. The competition will be open to all graduate students, including masters, specialist and doctoral students.

Several masters/specialist-level and doctoral winners will be selected, as well as a grand prize winner. The grand prize winner from the University of Mississippi will receive a paid trip to the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) final 3MT® competition in Dallas, TX, March 19-21, 2025.

Details about the 2024-2025 competition are below.

We will have training session, details TBD.

The first round of competition will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2024 in the Student Union, Room 326.  You must be registered to present. Deadline to register is October 23, 2024 by 5pm.

Click HERE for 3MT® Guidelines.

Click HERE to register (opens soon) for the 3MT® Training Session.

Click HERE to register (opens soon) for the 3MT® Competition.