Become a 3MT® Competitor


To compete in the University of Miami Three Minute Thesis Competition applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Active graduate student in good academic standing
  • During Fall 2023 and Spring 2024, enrolled in a doctoral or master's degree program that requires an ETD (i.e., Electronic Thesis and Dissertation; see
  • Admitted to Candidacy (doctoral students only)
  • Sufficiently advanced in their thesis/dissertation by the end of the Fall 2023 semester to be able to discuss the findings and implications of their work

Competitors should note that some schools/colleges host their own qualifying rounds to select their representative for the University-wide competition. After applying to be a competitor you may be contacted regarding qualifying round information. It should also be noted that eligibility criteria to compete in subsequent state or regional 3MT® competitions may vary, influencing a participant’s ability to participate in those competitions.