Become a 3MTĀ® 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
  • Enrolled in a doctoral program or terminal master's degree for the Spring 2021 semester
  • Admitted to Candidacy (doctoral only)
  • Sufficiently advanced in their thesis/dissertation by the end of the Fall 2020 semester to be able to discuss the findings and implications of their work

Please note that some schools/colleges host their own qualifying rounds to select their representative to the University-wide competition. After applying to be a competitor you may be contacted regarding qualifying round information. 

We encourage all interested students to attend the information session for potential competitors which will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register here!

Apply to be a competitor in 3MT® 2021!

The Fifth Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition is tentatively scheduled for February 4, 2021 (pending release of the revised Spring academic calendar). The competition will be held virtually (only competitors and judges will be in the same location) and the webcast will be made available to the general public. Applications are now open. Apply by Friday, October 9, 2020. Students will need research supervisor approval by this deadline.