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Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

3MT participants holding award certificatesThree Minute Thesis or 3MT is a competition in which graduate students present their thesis in three minutes or less with the help of nothing more than a single PowerPoint slide. It challenges the students to effectively explain their research in three minutes, to a non-specialist audience.

Congratulations to all our 2023 participants!

  • Dean Wrobel - 3rd Place
  • Emma Streberger
  • Grace Kahmann - 2nd Place
  • Kaitlin Beasley-Polko
  • Kristy Floyd - 1st Place
  • Sean Forte

Your presentations wonderfully showcased the diverse research taking place here at Coastal Carolina University. We look forward to seeing how your work will advance knowledge and understanding of our world.

A big thank you to our judges, and the Office of Research for supporting this initiative and our students.





About 3MT

Three-Minute Thesis is a research competition for Coastal Carolina University graduate students. In three minutes or less students explain their research, to a non-specialized audience in a clear and engaging presentation supported by a single static slide.

The competition was developed by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Universities in 85 countries outside of Australia have adopted this event hosting 3MT around the world. 

Competition rules and guidelines are based on the criteria set forth by the University of Queensland, Australia.


When is it?

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Coastal Carolina University held its inagural 3MT competition on January 19, 2023. Plans for the University's next 3MT competion are already in the works. The event will take place in the Fall of 2023. Check back for more details!



Any Coastal Carolina University student enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program at the time of the competition is eligible to participate in 3MT. Graduates are not eligible.


More information

If you're interested in participating in CCU's next 3MT competition or would like more information please send an email to



Student presenting at thesis at 3MT competitionStudent presenting at 3MT competition