The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges students to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

Currently enrolled master's and doctoral students who are actively engaged in original research are eligible to participate in the competition. Students must be available to participate in person for one of the preliminary rounds and for the final competition, if selected. 

Watch the 2024 3MT Competition!


2024 Important Dates

  • January 26, 2024: Information Session (Online)
  • February 23, 2024: Registration Closes
  • March 6 - 14: Preliminary rounds
  • April 5, 2024: 3MT Competition
3MT Final Competiton Details

Learn More About 3MT

Graduate student presenting research at 3MT


Eligibility, rules, judging criteria and more.

Three minute countdown timer on stage


Register for the 3MT competition.

3MT program booklets


See the 3MT competition timeline.

2023 3MT winners

Past Winners

Access the list of past winners and their award-winning presentations.

2023 3MT judges


View past judges for the 3MT competition.

Additional Resources

Award-winning Presentations

Wondering what award-winning Georgia Tech 3MT presentations looks like? Check out the following videos:

Curious about what award-winning videos from other 3MT competitions include? Check out this link:

Campus Partners

The Georgia Tech 3MT competition is coordinated by the Office of Graduate Education in partnership with the following campus partners:


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