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Phone: (210) 458-4331

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3MT® Research Competition

The Graduate School is proud to host The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) during UTSA’s Graduate School Research Days.

3MT® is a competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to showcase their scholarly work or research in 3 minutes or less. The competition provides a great opportunity for presenters to develop communication skills, to share their work with the San Antonio community, and to compete for cash prizes.

Prizes for the Final 3MT® Research Competition include:

  • 1 stPlace ~ $1000
  • 2 ndPlace ~ $750
  • 3 rdPlace ~ $500
  • People’s Choice ~ $200

Not sure you’re ready for 3MT®? Don’t worry! A number of online sessions will get you ready to optimize your scholarly or research story to create a compelling 3-minute presentation.

If you are a graduate student interested in competing, please make sure you are eligible and understand the guidelines.


  • Master’s and Doctoral students are able to compete.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in graduate-level coursework or graduate-level research or dissertation hours.
  • Students must be in good academic standing (3.0 or above)
  • Students must submit their presentation topic at the time they register to compete.


  • Presentations are limited to a three-minute maximum. Competitors exceeding three minutes will be disqualified.
  • One single (static) PowerPoint slide is permitted.
  • No sound, video, or additional props can be utilized during the presentation.
  • Index cards or speech notes are allowed.

3MT® will have a preliminary and final competition. Registration for this competition confirms that you are available for both dates and times. You may register starting August 1, 2020.

Preliminary 3MT® Research Competition

DATE: Thursday, October 1 – 7, 2020
UPLOAD: A 3MT presentation video to a YouTube channel by September 28, 2020.
DETAILS: Judges will provide feedback and 20 competitors will be selected to move onto the Final 3MT Competition

Final 3MT® Research Competition

DATE: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
UPLOAD: You may use your original video or you may upload a new version to a YouTube channel by October 11, 2020.
DETAILS: Judges will select a first, second and third prize winner. People with UTSA emails will select one People’s Choice winner.

For questions about the 3MT, email John Shaffer,, or call the Graduate School, 210-458-4331.