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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

College of Arts and Sciences Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

  • Students should review the information below sent by The Graduate School for details about the 3MT competition requirements.
    • Questions about the Arts and Sciences 3MT competition can be sent to Dr. Brian Orefice, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, at orefice.1@osu.edu.
  • Students can submit their video through this Qualtrics application by Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
  • The Arts and Sciences 3MT competition will remain virtual. A recording of the finalist’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) video clip submission should be upload to OneDrive and they should provide a link in the application. 
    • Make sure the shared link is set to be shared so it is viewable by anyone with the link.
    • If students have questions about uploading their video or need technical assistance, they should contact the IT Service Desk at: Phone: 614-688-4357 (HELP), Email: servicedesk@osu.edu.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the College and the Arts and Sciences nominee will be advanced to The Graduate School competition on or before Friday, January 26, 2024. 
  • The Arts and Sciences 3MT will provide a grant to the top three competition awardees, transferred to their home department to be used for research and/or professional development:
    • First place (Arts and Sciences 3MT nominee): $500
    • Second place: $350
    • Third place: $250
  • The Graduate School will select the institutional nominee during their in-person 3MT competition on February 7, 2024.
  • The Ohio State University finalist will be advancing to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition in St. Louis, MO from April 3-5, 2024.

Previous winners


  • 1st Place and College of Arts & Sciences nominee to the Graduate School competition: Alyssa Bedrosian, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, ‘Un Lenguaje Sencillo y un Toque De Humor’: Strategies for a 21st Century Digital Catholic Feminist Activism

  • 2nd Place: Morgan Ross, School of Communication, Spatial Habits Make Phone Habits Stronger

  • 3rd Place: Yoon Ji Kim, Department of Statistics, Sequential Alignment of Functions

  • Honorable Mentions
    • Kassidie Harmon, Department of Psychology, Emotion Control, Psychopathology, and Race
    • Tejas Prasanna, Department of Physics, Multi-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Models of Proto-Neutron Star Winds