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Program Highlights

  • Engage with real-world policy experts including U.S. Department of State officials, Congressional staff, intelligence analysts and more
  • Experience Washington, D.C. your junior year as part of a 3-day class immersion trip
  • Study abroad and carry out a policy summer internship with the help of scholarships
  • Simulate real-world policy crises in "Gateway to Global Policy Making" and take on the roles of the National Security Council
  • Develop your own research project in PPIA 3301 and learn social science research methodology
  • Collaborate with your fellow Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars in PPIA 3302 on a semester-long real-life policy analysis project
  • Cooperate with a local Dallas-Fort Worth organization to complete your policy practicum

To learn more about the SMU Tower Scholars Program, read our information card.


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Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars 


Board of Directors Reception


Tower Scholar Name Tag Ceremony

Tower Scholars Reception