Skip Navigation
Oklahoma State University
Graduate College

Oklahoma State University

Developing the person, the scholar and the professional...

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)


3mt banner


The 3MT® first held at The University of Queensland Australia in 2008 is a research communication activity to help students develop presentation skills for presenting their research to public audiences. The goal of the 3MT® is to train students to present an oration on their research and its relevance to a non-specialist but educated audience in a cogent, understandable and concise manner. Students have only 3 minutes and one static slide to convey to their audience what they do and its importance in a manner that makes their hearers want to know more! Since its inception, enthusiasm for the 3MT® concept has grown with the 3MT® adoption by numerous universities. OSU first held a 3MT® competition in 2013.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges research degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis/dissertation topic and its significance in just three minutes using just one static slide.  3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their research effectively in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Finalists will be showcased on OSTATE.TV. 

Remaining Preliminary Competition Times 

Spears School of Business: October 29, 2:00 PM 310 Spears

College of Arts and Sciences: October 30, 3:00 PM Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library

College of Veterinary Medicine: November 1, 3:00 PM, 259 McElroy Hall

Center for Health Sciences: November 8, time and location to be announced