SMU extended its reach northward to Plano in 1997 in facilities donated by Electronic Data Systems (EDS, now HP) in Legacy Business Park. SMU-in-Plano serves the residents of Collin County and North Texas in one of the state’s fastest growing areas.
The SMU-in-Plano campus consists of 16 acres and four buildings with nearly 200,000 square feet of flexible classroom space.
SMU-in-Plano serves more than 800 adult students each year through a variety of evening and weekend programs leading to master’s degrees and/or graduate certificate programs. The Hart eCenter is home to The Guildhall, one of the world’s premier graduate education programs in video game development. An additional 250 adults enroll each year in noncredit continuing education and professional development programs.
SMU-in-Plano provides important outreach services through the Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management and the Center for Family Counseling. Summer programs offer learning opportunities for more than 2,000 students in grades K-12. Local organizations rent classroom space on the campus for employee training programs and meetings.