Our Mission 

The mission of SMU Continuing and Professional Education (SMU 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. SMU 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.