Graduate School

3 Minute Thesis Competition

The MWSU Graduate School is sponsoring a 3-Minute Thesis Competition to highlight the accomplishments of our graduate students.

Contestants will have 3 minutes to present a summary of their capstone projects to the audience and a panel of non-specialist judges. All graduate students in any stage of their capstone experiences, including theses, projects, internships, or portfolios are welcome to participate.  The competition will include special awards for First Prize, Runner-up, and a People’s Choice winner to be chosen by the audience.

To be considered for the competition a graduate student must:

  1. Complete the registration form
  2. Submit your 3-minute video presentation no later than Tuesday, March 7.

Participants selected for the final, live competition on Saturday, March 25 will be notified by Friday, March 10. There is no fee for participation.


Each contestant will submit a preliminary video on their presentation topic that meets the 3-minute time limit. The video submission will be used to help select finalist for the competition as well as to provide feedback for contestants to improve their final presentations.  Videos do not have to be uploaded at the time you register for the competition., but videos must be submitted by the March 7th deadline.