Graduate School

3 Minute Thesis Competition

The MWSU Graduate School is sponsoring the Third Annual 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 are welcome to participate. Capstone experiences vary by graduate program and may including theses, applied projects, internship projects, or class projects for capstone courses (such as MAS 695 Graduate Colloquium).  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 no later than December 14th.
  2. Submit a 3-minute video presentation no later than Friday, January 14th.

Participants selected for the final, live competition on Saturday, January 26 will be notified by Tuesday, January 18th. 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 does not need to be a finely polished performance, but videos will be used to help select finalists 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 of registration for the competition, but videos must be submitted by the January 14th deadline.

For assistance , please contact Dr. Susan Bashinski (bashinski@missouriwestern.edu)