The mission of SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) is to provide education and training to enhance careers and transform lives and organizations.

SMU CAPE engages our community through educational opportunities that offer quality, convenience, affordability, and flexibility. Our unique, interdisciplinary course content serves as a gateway to higher education, allowing adults to continue and guide their own learning.

Since the 1950's, SMU has offered Informal Courses for Adults. In recent years, Professional Development certificates and courses, Test Prep, and the Summer Youth Program have been added. We are developing new programs all the time, and we welcome your suggestions for new courses and proposals for courses you would like to teach. CAPE instructors are as diverse as the courses we offer. They love to share their expertise and passion with adult learners who are eager to learn.

Send us an email  to share your ideas and suggestions. 


SMU is monitoring the weather and will post updates about any closures on the smu home page. CAPE classes follow the university schedule for any closures. If you are enrolled in a CAPE class that is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will receive an email from us.

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