About CAPE: SMU Continuing and Professional Education

SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) offers a wide range of degrees, certificates and short courses to help students advance in their careers or transition successfully to new ones. Whether you’re looking to boost your earning power or become an expert in your chosen field, SMU CAPE is a proven learning source that can help you get there.

Why SMU CAPE? For the professional power that leads to your success:


World Class Reputation

Our continuing and professional programs and courses are rooted in the world-class reputation of SMU.


Distinguished Faculty and Experienced Practitioners

Distinguished faculty and highly experienced practitioners ensure students receive an education that’s meaningful and interactive, either on campus or online.


Online Classes

Convenient online classes use cutting-edge educational technology to deliver a high-quality, classroom-like experience.


Gain In-Demand Skills

Students acquire the in-demand skills that employers seek today from SMU faculty who are leading experts in their fields.


Tap into SMU's Deep Ties

Continuing and Professional Education students tap into SMU’s deep ties to industries based in Dallas’ thriving economy, throughout the U.S. and internationally. 


Network with Global Alumni

Access to SMU’s global alumni organization connects students to an extensive, involved network.


Succeed in Your Career

Students with an SMU education are well prepared to impress, earn respect and succeed in their careers.