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    At the Lyle School, 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 both our undergraduate and graduate student population from a broad range of extraordinarily talented students across the nation and around the globe. In addition, we are fortunate to have one of the highest percentages of female engineering students anywhere.


    Across town or across the globe, busy working professionals can take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of the Lyle Distance-to-Campus Program offerings.

    ·         50 years of proven fully accredited private school engineering education-at-a-distance. 

    ·         Convenient and flexible delivery; shift time for a better work/life balance. 

    ·         Cutting-edge technology to create an immersive classroom experience. 


    Fall 2020, Distance-to-Campus students will begin their studies via Distance Education and transition into on-campus learning beginning Spring 2021, when campus is open to students. However, if the student chooses to stay in his/her home country, he/she may complete the degree as a Distance Education student.

    View our degree programs, HERE. To apply for Fall 2020, please click HERE.


    The following is a detailed flow chart describes the steps for the Distance-to-Campus option:

    M.S. Civil Engineering 

    M.S. Computer Engineering 

    M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering 

    M.S. Environmental Engineering 

    M.S. Mechanical Engineering 

    M.S. Telecommunications and Networking 

    M.A. Sustainability and Development 

    M.S. Engineering Management 

    M.S. Information Engineering & Management 

    M.S. Operations Research 

    M.S. Systems Engineering

    M.A. Design and Innovation 

    M.S. Computer Science

    M.S. Computer Science w/ AI and Machine Learning Specialization 

    M.S. Computer Science w/ Cyber Security Specialization 

    M.S. Computer Science w/ Software Engineering Specialization 

    M.S. Computer Science w/ Theory Computation Specialization 

    M.S. Cybersecurity 

    M.S. Software Engineering

    Lyle School of Engineering & Global Education Institute

    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.

    Please visit Global Education Institute’s website for more information regarding this PMP program.

    Lyle Traditional Master's Admission

    Ready to take the first step in your journey to be a World Changer? To view our Lyle graduate degree programs, please visit, Program Information. We invite you to learn about our graduate student international application process and apply now.

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

    Lexie Reynolds, Associate Director, International Students and Programs,
    Phone: 214-768-4661, Email:, Schedule to Talk

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