Three-Minute Thesis launch event for graduate students

Date: Nov. 4, 2021
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Online

The Graduate School is hosting an inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition in February 2022. An 80,000-word dissertation or thesis would take nine hours to present, but 3MT participants have to do it in three minutes!

All graduate students are invited to the virtual 3MT launch event Thursday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. Click here to join our 3MT mailing list.

3MT celebrates the exciting research and scholarship conducted by graduate students, and the competition allows students to share their work with a broad audience. 3MT promotes students’ academic and professional communication skills. Presenting a 3MT increases students' capacity to explain their scholarship while engaging (and entertaining) a general audience. All of this with personal presence and one PowerPoint® slide.

To help students prepare for the 3MT, the Graduate School will offer a series of workshops in collaboration with the Department of Communication and Journalism. COJO faculty members Amy May, director of the Speaking Center, and Rob Prince, producer and host of “Dark Winter Nights,” will offer a series of workshops in January for students to develop and refine their presentation and story-telling skills.

For more information, email Felicia Burud at