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Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2020: Applications are open!

By UM Grad News

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2020: Applications are open!

By UM Grad News
An information session for doctoral students interested in becoming competitors for the fourth edition of our Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition will take place next Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Competitor applications are now open. Deadline: October 1.

Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association are excited to host the University of Miami's Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on February 5, 2020. The Graduate School will host an information session for prospective competitors on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:00-6:00 p.m., at the Ashe Administration Building, room 237.

This unique research-oriented event gives graduate students the opportunity to persuasively present their dissertation topic before a live audience in less than three minutes, using a single PowerPoint slide. Participation in the 3MT® Competition can help students strengthen academic and presentation skills while promoting cross-departmental connections and interdisciplinary work. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the winner, runner-up, and people’s choice winner.

If you are (or know of) a graduate student at the University who meets the following criteria, submit a competitor application today and be a part of this one-of-a-kind event!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Active graduate student in good academic standing
  • Enrolled in a doctoral program or terminal master's degree
  • Admitted to Candidacy (doctoral only)
  • Sufficiently advanced in their thesis/dissertation by the end of the Fall 2019 semester to be able to discuss the findings and implications of their work

Applications are due on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

To register for the information session on September 25, 2019, click here. If you have already decided you want to participate in the 2020 competition, complete the competitor application here (research supervisor approval is needed). 

You can watch the most recent 3MT® Competition for an up-close view of what it is like to be a competitor and read more information about previous competitions and competitors here.

Questions? Please email graduateschool@miami.edu.