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 thesis, dissertation, or other culminating research are eligible to register for the competition. This year, 3MT will be held in-person.

Preliminary rounds will be held March 7, 8, & 9. The 3MT final competition takes place April 6, 2023. All participants must be available to present in person on one of the preliminary round dates and for the final competition, if selected as a finalist. Registration for 2023 3MT is closed.

3MT Final Competiton

Learn More About 3MT

Graduate student presenting research at 3MT


Review 3MT details, including eligibility, prizes, rules, and judging criteria.

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Register for the 3MT competition.

Calendar schedule


See the 3MT competition timeline.

2022 3MT winners

Past Winners

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

Three Minute Thesis (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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