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How Does 3MT® Work?

3MT® is a research communication competition where Ph.D. students present their doctoral research to a non-specialist audience using only one single visual aid—all in three minutes. This exercise encourages graduate students to think about their research from an outsider’s perspective, hones their presentation skills, and provides a forum for a cross-disciplinary exchange of exciting ideas and information.

A preliminary elimination round will be held in March 2021. The Top 10 finalists will advance to compete in the final round at the Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference in April 2021.

Registration for 3MT®

  • Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy by the deadline are eligible to participate.
  • DNP students are eligible to participate.
  • MFA students are eligible to participate.

The Mason 3MT® competition will be held virtually as part of the Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Friday, April 9, 2021. Registration will be capped at 50 entrants. Anyone registered after the first 50 entrants will be placed on a waitlist.



Registration will close on Monday, February 15, 2021. Your registration status will be confirmed, via email, within 48 hours of your submission of this application.

*A preliminary elimination round will be conducted virtually on Friday, March 5, 2021. Details for participation in the preliminary round will be confirmed by Monday, February 22, 2021.*

For questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Education 
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Carol McHugh

Academic Program Assistant

Department of Bioengineering

3100 Peterson Family Health Services Hall