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Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis


Three Minute Thesis, May 11th, 5:00 pm, SMSU Theater


The 3-Minute Thesis is a school-wide TED talk-like competition in which CSUSB graduate students will explain a thesis or dissertation in 3 minutes or less. This competition will help you develop communication and presentation skills, as well as challenge you to showcase your thesis in layperson's terms to a generalized audience. Your presentation will be judged by a panel of community dignitaries. This is your chance to broadcast your research to the university and distinguish yourself among the best in your programs. All presenters will receive an award.

Founded by the University of Queensland, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that cultivates students’ presentation skills and challenges them to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. The competition is open to currently enrolled CSUSB graduate students completing a thesis, project, or dissertation.

Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and rehearsals to prepare for the event.


Information Meetings Registration Deadline Workshops Rehearsals 3MT Competition

2/26 and 2/27

4:00 - 5:00 pm


Info Meeting Registration

3/20 by 11:59 pm

4/1 and 4/2

4:00 - 5:00 pm


4/21 and 4/22

4:00 - 5:00 pm



5:00 pm

SMSU Theatre

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Student Society and the Graduate Writing Center. 

First Place: $500

Second Place: $250

Third Place: $100

People's Choice Award: $300

Register by March 20th to Participate in 3MT!

Register for 3MT!