Our Students

Continuing your education at SMU is a great investment in your future, whether you’re working toward a graduate degree, certificate or workshop completion. Distinguished professors and highly experienced practitioners focus on preparing professionals to advance their current careers or transition to promising new ones.

Success means different things to different people, however the professional power, unquestioned respect and deep network connections resulting from an SMU education are common advantages all our students enjoy as they build successful careers. 

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Where are they now?

Renee Adams headshot

The digital marketing courses I took at SMU PRO as a working professional gave me the advanced knowledge and skills that I could apply immediately. I do plan to take additional classes to learn more about analytics and insights.

Renee Adams
PRO Alum
Digital Marketing VP of Marketing and Customer Engagement, Excentus

Murtada Shubbar

“The program’s recruitment of world-renowned experts in artificial intelligence like Professor Melvin Greer has made the MSDS program invaluable to those of us who seek sage-like insight into the future of the industry.”

Murtada Shubbar
PRO Alum, M.S. Data Science
Data Analyst, PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

Rob Rivens headshot

I've met some of the brightest minds in the Data Science field through the SMU faculty, staff and fellow students.

Rob Rivens
PRO Alum
M.S., Data Science
Data Science Architect, Alcon

The flexibility of the MSDS program really made it possible for me to be successful. Having live classes without the commute made for a great learning experience.

Amber Whelpley
PRO Alum
M.S., Data Science IT Compliance Analyst, Indeed

Eric M headshot

The SMU PRO Financial Certificate Program provided the perfect balance of classroom learning and input from the real world. The course not only prepared me for the CFP exam and the next chapter of my professional life but also gave me a local network.

Eric M.
PRO Alum
Financial Planning Certificate Wealth Management Advisor

Kim Lammers

“The course was hands-on and allowed us to work through the planning of a project within a team. Being able to apply the skills we were learning helped me better understand project management best practices.”

Kim Lammers
PRO Alum, Project Management
IT Project Manager, Responsive Education Solutions, Inc.