Associate Provost Letter

Larenda Mielke headshot


Areas of study in SMU’s Global and Online division are about you: your goals, your learning, and your future. From Python to User Experience to Machine Learning to Voiceover, opportunities abound. Bringing innovative programs to prospective students like you, along with old friends and colleagues, we are happy to share real faculty with you. The online degrees you find here feature many of the same instructors who teach in the campus classes—educators who create in classrooms the distinct SMU culture of personal attention to your learning.  

Small class sizes are important, as well as the university’s deep, historical relationships with corporations and other organizations. In fact, some of your instructors will be well-known practitioners (experts at the top of their game) from the twenty-two Fortune 500 companies clustered around the global gateway of Dallas.  

Given these corporate relationships, applying what you learn in real-world situations will be a hallmark of your SMU GO experience and will certainly feature highly in your career success. After engaging with SMU, expect to impress, to be respected, and to succeed.

Higher education changes daily, yet the essential foundation of the university with the reliability of its degrees and certificates, remains. Our mission is to help you achieve your goals by leveraging SMU’s just-right mix of new innovation and time-tested dependability. Come join us!


Larenda Mielke Signature

Larenda Mielke, Associate Provost
SMU Global and Online