SMU Employee Discount

Professional development programs to support your success.

SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) can help you build skills to excel in your current role as an SMU employee and achieve your long-term career goals. Expand your knowledge in challenging courses facilitated by experienced, enthusiastic instructors who are leaders in their fields.

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Employees Save 50%

SMU faculty or staff members can register for selected noncredit certificate programs and courses at a 50% discount.


Featured Programs

Gain in-demand skills and apply them immediately in your job. Select the program that best fits your training needs and career path. SMU employees are eligible to enroll for 50% reduced tuition.


CAPE offers hundreds of noncredit courses every term. Please contact us at for enrollment options in other classes to meet your interests.


Corporate Programs

Customized Learning

SMU CAPE can collaborate with you to deliver customized learning programs, designed especially for your department or division. Equip your team with knowledge, skills and tools to improve your efficiency, effectiveness and impact.


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Discuss with your supervisor

Share your interest with your supervisor or department head, as part of proactive discussions about your growth, development and career objectives.


Complete a short form to indicate your interest and preferred program. 

Talk with a program advisor

Contact us at or 214-768-2273 to learn more about specific programs, time commitment, and other details.


Why Choose SMU CAPE?

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96% of CAPE learners are likely or extremely likely to recommend their program to their colleagues or friends.

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Enthusiastic instructors facilitate your learning experience, drawing from their work as recognized, innovative industry leaders.

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CAPE’s programs offer schedule and delivery flexibility, designed to fit your needs as a working professional.

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Join a community of lifelong learners and build your professional network within SMU and beyond the Hilltop.

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About CAPE

SMU’s continuing education courses have been part of Dallas’ intellectual fabric since 1953.

Every year, more than 1,500 learners choose CAPE to support their professional development and personal enrichment goals.


SMU Employee Discount Quick Facts

SMU full-time faculty and staff may take advantage of this exclusive CAPE tuition discount. You must be a benefits-eligible SMU employee on the date of registration and on the first day of class.

Once you have selected your program, please fill out the SMU employee application, following these instructions.

When your application has been approved, you will receive an email from CAPE Advising Specialists with further information about how to enroll in your selected program at a 50% discount.

Discount only applicable on selected SMU CAPE Certificates and courses. Exclusions apply. Cannot be applied to previous registrations.

You can register using your personal credit card. If you will use professional development funds from your department or division, please contact CAPE  at prior to enrolling to discuss the payment process.

You are responsible for any course fees related to your class, including textbooks, materials, software, or equipment, and they will not be discounted.

The 50% tuition discount for SMU employees is taxable. However, employees enrolled in a taxable CAPE program are eligible for an annual IRS exclusion for the first $5,250 of tuition benefits or discounts each calendar year. If you have questions about taxable limits or tuition benefits for other SMU programs, please contact

Enrollment is open to SMU employees on a space-available basis, and priority will be given to accommodate regular CAPE students.

CAPE courses usually take place outside of SMU’s administrative and general office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Please talk with your supervisor prior to enrolling regarding any impact to your work schedule.

SMU employees who enroll in CAPE courses are expected to fulfill all requirements in order to receive program completion credentials.

SMU employees and their family members receive a 10% discount on all other CAPE programs and courses.

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SMU employees and family members receive a 10% discount on all other CAPE programs and courses!

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