3MT® Three Minute Thesis

The first 3MT® was held at The University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 Ph.D. students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT® concept grew and its widespread implementation by universities has led to the development of an international competition.  

The University of North Texas is proud to present the 3MT® competition to its graduate students.

Ph.D., DMA and Master's students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT® is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.


  • Register Here for the 3MT® Workshop on March 30th (all are welcome to attend and ask questions)
  • Register here to participate in the Spring 2020 Master's 3MT® Preliminaries on April 8th and 10th (Doctoral students compete in the Fall semester)
  • RSVP  -  We would love to have you participate as an audience member for the 3MT® Finals on April 18th. You select the People's Choice award winner!

To learn more, visit the links below!