Domestic Application Instructions

Domestic Applicants – please find the information below about the application process. This is to help you complete your application submission promptly. 

 

EngineeringCAS opens the 1st Monday in September each year and Deadlines are as follows: 

Entry Term Domestic(U.S. Citizen, Permanent Residents, Weekend Format, H Visas)
Fall July 15
Spring November 15
Summer April 15
  • $75 application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts are required for evaluation purposes.

  • Please note: If admitted, you will be required to submit final official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools, even if credit from one institution appears as transfer credit.

MS/MA

  • Faculty reviewers are looking at a Quantitative minimum score in the 80th percentile

  • The programs listed below require official GRE scores for the masters level application. If your program is not listed, then it is not required.
Program Required
Civil Engineering Yes
Computer Engineering Yes
Computer Science Yes
Electrical Engineering Yes
Environmental Engineering Yes
Engineering Entrepreneurship Yes
Information Engineering Management Yes
Mechanical Engineering Yes
Operations Research Yes
Security Engineering Work experience may constitute a waiver
Software Engineering Work experience may constitute a waiver

 

Ph.D./DE

  • ALL Doctoral programs require official GRE scores.

  • Faculty reviewers are looking at a Quantitative minimum score in the 80th percentile.

MS/MA

  • The applicant's intended academic department handles all funding on the graduate level. All funding comes in the form of assistantships (research or teaching). Funding inquiries should be directed to the academic department directly. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Looking into other forms of aid, find more information here or contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office

 

Ph.D./DE

  • Doctoral applicants who wish to be considered for University Fellowships must apply by the Priority Deadline of February 1. University Fellowships are ONLY disbursed in Fall semesters.

  • The applicant's intended academic department handles all funding on the graduate level. All funding comes in the form of assistantships (research or teaching). Funding inquiries should be directed to the academic department directly. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Looking into other forms of aid, find more information here or contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office
  • If you seek an application, GRE, or English proficiency waiver, you will need to ask the intended academic department. The Office of Admissions does not offer waivers unless on behalf of the academic departments.
  • All applicants must have test scores sent officially to SMU using one of the below options:
By Mail Digital Institutional Code
Southern Methodist University
Graduate Application
Processing
PO Box 518
Dallas, TX 75275-0518
gradappmaterials@smu.edu 6660