Southern Methodist University Graduate Programs

Southern Methodist University is a Private, 4 years school located in Dallas, TX. SMU offers total 126 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.

  • Graduate Tuition & fees: $35,802
  • Graduate Students: 5,170
  • Graduate Programs: 126

SMU Graduate Programs Overview

Southern Methodist University (referred to as SMU) is a Private, 4 years school located in Dallas, TX. SMU offers total 126 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees at Southern Methodist University is $35,802 when a student attends full-time status. The tuition per credit hour is $1,704 for part-time students or overloaded credits. Total 5,170 students have enrolled in graduate programs where the school has total population of 12,373 with undergraduate students.
SMU 2020 Graduate Programs Key Facts
Tuition & Fees$35,802
Costs per Credit$1,704
Graduate Students5,170
Graduate Programs126 programs
Offered Graduate DegreeMaster's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate

Who Accredits Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1921 - Current).

Graduate Degree & Major Programs, Number of Completers

Southern Methodist University graduate schools offers 125 major programs and 21 programs are available on distance learning. Last year, total 2,307 students have earned their graduate degrees/certificate at SMU. Next tables summarize the offered graduate major programs and its sub-programs at SMU with number of completers.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 1 program 0
Environmental Science1 program 0
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 program 10
Advertising1 program 10
Communications Technologies [+] 1 program 35
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects1 program 35
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 4 programs (2 online)168
Information Science/Studies1 program (1 online)109
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst1 program 26
Computer Science1 program (1 online)28
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)1 program 5
Education [+] 4 programs 230
Bilingual and Multilingual Education1 program 18
Special Education and Teaching1 program 2
Music Teacher Education1 program 10
Education (other)1 program 200
Engineering [+] 12 programs (10 online)229
Engineering1 program 15
Civil Engineering1 program (1 online)5
Computer Engineering1 program (1 online)14
Computer Software Engineering1 program (1 online)13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1 program (1 online)50
Engineering Science1 program 0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1 program (1 online)9
Mechanical Engineering1 program (1 online)24
Systems Engineering1 program (1 online)43
Manufacturing Engineering1 program (1 online)24
Operations Research1 program (1 online)15
Engineering (other)1 program (1 online)17
Engineering Technology [+] 3 programs (2 online)183
Telecommunications Technology/Technician1 program (1 online)130
Engineering/Industrial Management1 program (1 online)52
Engineering-Related Fields (other)1 program 1
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 program 0
Facilities Planning and Management1 program 0
Legal Studies [+] 3 programs 55
Programs for Foreign Lawyers1 program 51
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence1 program 0
Tax Law/Taxation1 program 4
English Language And Literature [+] 1 program 2
English Language and Literature1 program 2
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 3 programs 61
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1 program 61
General Studies1 program 0
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1 program 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 program 2
Biology/Biological Sciences1 program 2
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 3 programs 80
Computational Mathematics1 program 5
Financial Mathematics1 program 52
Statistics1 program 23
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 programs (1 online)41
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution1 program 27
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1 program 0
Sustainability Studies1 program (1 online)14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 1 program 23
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1 program 23
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 1 program 0
Religion/Religious Studies1 program 0
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 3 programs 63
Religious/Sacred Music1 program 5
Theology/Theological Studies1 program 19
Divinity/Ministry1 program 39
Physical Sciences [+] 4 programs 9
Chemistry1 program 3
Geology/Earth Science1 program 3
Geophysics and Seismology1 program 3
Physics1 program 0
Psychology [+] 2 programs 4
Psychology1 program 4
Clinical Psychology1 program 0
Social Sciences [+] 4 programs 21
Anthropology1 program 5
Economics1 program 0
Applied Economics1 program 3
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1 program 13
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 13 programs 74
Dance1 program 0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts1 program 9
Cinematography and Film/Video Production1 program 4
Fine/Studio Arts1 program 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1 program 4
Music History, Literature, and Theory1 program 1
Music Performance1 program 16
Music Theory and Composition1 program 1
Conducting1 program 5
Keyboard Instruments1 program 6
Voice and Opera1 program 5
Music Pedagogy1 program 0
Fine and Studio Arts Management1 program 22
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 programs 55
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor1 program 55
Music Therapy/Therapist1 program 0
Business [+] 11 programs 547
Business Administration and Management1 program 110
Office Management and Supervision1 program 62
Accounting1 program 104
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies1 program 36
Finance1 program 97
Financial Planning and Services1 program 0
Management Information Systems1 program 0
Management Science1 program 109
Marketing/Marketing Management1 program 18
Real Estate1 program 11
Taxation1 program 0
History [+] 1 programs 4
History1 program 4
Total83 programs (15 online)1,896
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 1 program (1 online)3
Computer Science1 program (1 online)3
Education [+] 3 programs 20
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration1 program 9
Superintendency and Educational System Administration1 program 7
Education (other)1 program 4
Engineering [+] 8 programs (4 online)20
Engineering1 program 1
Civil Engineering1 program 1
Computer Engineering1 program (1 online)3
Computer Software Engineering1 program (1 online)0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1 program (1 online)8
Mechanical Engineering1 program 6
Systems Engineering1 program 0
Operations Research1 program (1 online)1
Engineering Technology [+] 1 program (1 online)1
Engineering/Industrial Management1 program (1 online)1
Legal Studies [+] 1 program 2
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence1 program 2
English Language And Literature [+] 1 program 3
English Language and Literature1 program 3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 programs 2
Biology/Biological Sciences1 program 1
Biostatistics1 program 1
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 2 programs 6
Computational Mathematics1 program 3
Statistics1 program 3
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 1 program 6
Religion/Religious Studies1 program 6
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 1 program 16
Theology/Theological Studies1 program 16
Physical Sciences [+] 4 programs 14
Chemistry1 program 5
Geology/Earth Science1 program 1
Geophysics and Seismology1 program 1
Physics1 program 5
Psychology [+] 1 program 2
Clinical Psychology1 program 2
Social Sciences [+] 2 programs 11
Anthropology1 program 2
Economics1 program 9
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 1 program 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1 program 1
History [+] 1 programs 2
History1 program 2
Total30 programs (6 online)109
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Legal Studies [+] 1 program 240
Law1 program 240
Total1 program240
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1 program 0
Women's Studies1 program 0
Communications Technologies [+] 1 program 44
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects1 program 44
Education [+] 1 program 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities1 program 0
Engineering [+] 1 program 0
Computer Software Engineering1 program 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 2 programs 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1 program 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)1 program 0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 program 2
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution1 program 2
Social Sciences [+] 1 program 0
Applied Economics1 program 0
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 1 program 10
Music Performance1 program 10
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 programs 2
Health and Medical Administrative Services (other)1 program 2
Total10 programs58
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 1 program 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1 program 4
Total1 program4

2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average tuition & fees of SMU graduate programs is $35,802. The tuition per credit hour for graduate program is $1,704. The average living costs is $19,350 when a student lives on campus housing.
2019-2020 Graduate Program Tuition at SMU
Amounts
Tuition$40,896
Fees$6,360
Costs per Credit Hour$1,704
Living on-campus$19,350
Living off-campus$11,300

Graduate Student Population

At SMU graduate schools, there are total 5,170 graduate students. Among them, 501 students have enrolled graduate programs online exclusively. By gender, there are 2,716 men and 2,454 women students at SMU graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population at SMU.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Southern Methodist University
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,1702,7162,454
American Indian/Native American16115
Asian350194156
Black/African American426187239
Hispanic605279326
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander853
White2,5111,2601,251
Two More1225765
Un-Known572829
Graduate Student Population in Online Programs at SMU
Total Graduate StudentsEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Number of Students5,1705013484,321

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