Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

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Dallas: A communicator's paradise.

Dallas has a lot more to offer than professional sports (Go Cowboys, Mavs and Stars!), world-class shopping (NorthPark, the Galleria, the Design District, and more), and restaurants for every taste (Tex-Mex, barbecue, Indian, European, and more). Dallas is also a top-five media market and home to numerous Fortune 500 companies. The Division of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs works closely with an advisory board of executives from companies including AT&T, Hill+Knowlton Strategies,, Southwest Airlines, and Mary Kay. Forbes magazine lists Dallas in the top ten of its “Best Places for Business and Careers.” A thriving corporate, nonprofit, and political landscape welcomes motivated CCPA majors.

Business and internship opportunities are booming in Dallas.

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs students can network with professionals from Dallas-area companies through SMU’s PRSSA chapter. Industry professionals come to campus and offer advice on how to forge a communications career. Internship opportunities in Dallas are plentiful for ambitious students interested in corporate, nonprofit, or governmental practice.

Mustangs in the community

CCPA majors work with a variety of for-profit, non-profit, and hybrid organizations through consulting, applied research, and strategic planning both inside and outside the classroom.

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Undergraduate Studies

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