Lyle International

We are changing the way people think about engineers. Through innovation and hands-on experiences, we are attracting a diverse mix of talented students interested in making a difference in the world through engineering. With our bold vision and assertive attitude, we continue to grow our graduate student population from a broad range of extraordinarily talented students from around the globe. In addition, we are fortunate to have one of the highest percentages of female engineering students anywhere. Lyle is a global community! #YouAreWelcomeHere



Lyle Traditional Graduate School Admission

Ready to take the first step in your journey to be a World Changer? Visit our Graduate Degree Programs page for a list of our graduate programs. To request more information from our advising team, click on the following button.

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Education at a Distance

Lyle offers two types of online learning experience for international students Distance Education and Distance-to-Campus. 2020 has taught us to be creative and innovative with the way we conduct classes. Good thing we are engineers! Lyle has been conducting distance education for over 60 years and that has come in handy with converting all classes to a distance format in the middle of the Spring 2020 semester. Now as we move forward to a “new” normal we continue to partner with students who wish to continue their graduate studies here in Dallas however are delayed due to complications with COVID-19.


Other Ventures

The Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University has formed a strategic partnership with the Global Education Institute to provide international students with an alternate matriculation pathway program (PMP, Pre-Master Program) which is consistent with the existing admission standards. This pathway program provides international students with intensive Academic English courses as well as courses from the Lyle School of Engineering for the students to become familiar with Lyle School of Engineering. International students who do not currently have standardized test scores (like TOEFL and/or GRE) will have the opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities required to be successful in Lyle School of Engineering’s graduate programs.

Visit the Global Education Institute website for additional information regarding this PMP program.


Lyle International Events

See if we’ll be at a city near you or join one of our many webinars to learn how you too can be a “World Changer.” Embed Calendar Here 

Lyle International Events Calendar


Ready to Apply?

Apply now with our new application system. Please review the Application Instructions before starting an application. 

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Post Admissions Information & I-20 process: 

If you are one of our newly admitted students CONGRATULATIONS and we can’t wait to welcome you to the Hilltop! Below is some general information about next steps. Be sure to watch your new SMU email account for information from many of our campus partners including Grad Studies/Moody and ISSS. 

Next Steps:

  1. Accept your Offer of Admission (this starts the I-20 process and a new items checklist)
  2. Submit the International Document Submission Form
  3. Provide a copy of your passport
  4. Financial Verification/ Certificate of Finance


Contact Us

For further information or questions concerning the graduate international admissions process, please contact:


Alaazar Musie

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions


Schedule an appointment with me by Phone or Zoom (In-Person is not an option right now).