About the University of Miami Three Minute Thesis Competition


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students around the world. Developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, this interdisciplinary competition is now in more than 200 higher education institutions around the globe. The competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills, contributing to students' professional development. Presenting in a 3MT® Competition increases students’ capacity to succinctly summarize their research in three minutes using language comprehensible to a non-specialist audience.

Competitors have a maximum of three minutes to present their research and are allowed one PowerPoint slide with no movement or sounds. No other resources or props may be used. Monetary prizes are awarded to first-place, runner-up and the people's choice award. 

The Graduate School hosts this annual competition during the spring semester in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association. The inaugural University of Miami 3MT® Competition was held in April 2017.