Short Courses

Explore exciting topics with dynamic instructors as your guides.

SMU’s continuing education courses have been part of Dallas’ intellectual fabric since 1953. Designed for lifelong learners, short classes are developed and facilitated by thought leaders and experienced educators who are committed to student success.

New classes start throughout the year. Registration is open to adults 18 and older regardless of educational background.


Learn something new to:

Advance Your Career

Boost Your Knowledge

Enhance Your Life

Expand Your Network

Help You Succeed

Areas of Study

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Career Building

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College Prep

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Communications and Marketing

Creative Development


Design and UX

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Engineering and Technology


Humanities and Fine Arts



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Legal and Finance

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Management and Leadership