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Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis - April 11th, 2022

What is a 3-Minute Thesis?

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 and 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.

Register for an Info Session

Apply for 3MT

Please watch for updates on information meetings, registration, workshops!

3MT Preliminary Schedule
Information Meetings Registration Deadline Workshops Rehearsals 3MT Competition

Nov. 10th, 4:00 pm

Nov. 16th, 12:00 pm

January 15, 12:00 pm

January 19th, 4:00 pm


Jan. 21, 2022


Fall 2021



Spring 2022



April 11th, 5:00 - 7:00 2022

CGI Auditorium



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


Watch an example of a 3MT below!

<a href=";showinfo=0">Watch 3MT Example YouTube Video</a>