PhD Programs

Tuition and Budget

A summary of anticipated tuition and living expenses for the 2013-14 academic year is outlined below.  Most Graduate Students live off-campus in houses or apartments near the university.  Limited housing is available on-campus on a first-come, first-served basis and ranges from efficiencies to two bedrooms.  Although Dallas is primarily a city of car drivers, you can walk or bike to a large number of commercial and retail areas around SMU.  In addition, public transportation on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system around the city is available and the SMU Shuttle which serves an area around SMU and the Village Apartments is free to SMU students.

Estimated Student Budget for Academic Year 2013-2014
(Assuming 9 hour semester)






University and Program Fees    


Living Expenses


Books & Supplies


Estimated Personal Expenses


Health Insurance




Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.