Application Requirements

All applicants must possess a master's or post-baccalaureate degree by August and complete the online SMU application. The application requires the following:

  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Electronic transcripts should be sent directly by the institution to:

Paper transcripts should be sent directly by the institution to: 
Graduate Application Processing
PO Box 518
Dallas, TX 75275-0518

  • TOEFL English language proficiency test scores for students whose native language is not English
  • Statement of professional purpose 
  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters should be from individuals who can speak to the candidate's academic and professional skills and potential. One letter should be from a direct supervisor in the candidate's organization. The supervisor will also be asked to indicate agreement for the student to miss work to attend classes (for time on Fridays and summer terms). 
  • A resume/curriculum vita.

Applicants may be invited to interview with faculty members.

Priority application deadline is February 15, 2021. Students will be informed of admissions decisions beginning March 15, 2021. Final deadline is April 15, 2021.

The deadline to be considered for departmental scholarships is March 1, 2021.