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Students join the Temerlin Advertising Institute after entering the university. Learn more about admission to SMU.

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Questions about admission to the Temerlin Advertising Institute can be directed to temerlin@smu.edu.

For students wishing to pursue a B.A. in Advertising at SMU, admission into the Temerlin Advertising Institute is a two-step process:

STEP ONE: Students must complete ADV 2374 and at least one specialization introductory course (ADV 2395, 3362 or 3385) with a minimum GPA of 3.000 in these two classes. Students must also be in good academic standing with the University with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000. Students transferring from other universities must have completed equivalent courses and obtained the equivalent cumulative GPA in those courses before they can progress to STEP TWO. Students transferring from other universities that have not yet completed the equivalent introductory courses are encouraged to take them during their first term at SMU.

STEP TWO: Advertising major candidates that have fulfilled or are fulfilling STEP ONE also must complete an application for the specialization area(s) in which they are interested. The application is offered during the spring term only. Students who are not admitted during an application process are may reapply during the next application period.

IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

  • Application for admission to the B.A. in Advertising will be held once each academic year during the spring term only. Admitted students will be given permission to enroll in the next courses for their specialization for the following fall term.
  • Advertising major candidates can apply to more than one B.A. in Advertising specialization, but can only be admitted to one. Students that complete more than one specialization application will be asked to rank the specializations from “most desired” to “least desired.”
Admissions Requirements by Specialization Minimum Cumulative GPA in Two Courses
B.A. in Advertising – Creative Specialization
  • ADV 2374 Survey of Advertising
  • ADV 3385 Introduction to Creativity
3.00
B.A. in Advertising – Interactive Media Strategy Specialization
  • ADV 2374 Survey of Advertising
  • ADV 2395 Digital Media Landscapes
3.00
B.A. in Advertising – Strategic Brand Management
  • ADV 2374 Survey of Advertising
  • ADV 3362 Marketing Principles of Advertising
3.00

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