Full-Time One-Year MBA

  • Applying for the SMU Cox One-Year MBA

    Your application, supporting documents and personal interview are all very important to us, but most of all, we want to get to know you. Please reach out to us with your questions or concerns, try to visit us on campus so we can meet in person and consider connecting your with any current students or alumni whose work especially interests you. Studying at SMU Cox is an intimate experience and connections matter – starting now.

    Learn about applications requirements and tips


    Everyone deserves a do-over. If you've submitted an application within the past year and want to re-apply, email the admissions office at mbainfo@smu.edu before you start the process. Someone on the admissions team will confirm that we have your previous application on file and let you know what you need to submit.

  • Application Deadlines

    If you are ready to submit your application, please do not wait for a specific deadline. We will process your application when it is submitted.

    2021 - 2022 Deadlines
    Round Application Due
    (11:59pm CST)
    Decision Delivered Enrollment Deposit Deadline
    1 August 10, 2021 September 16, 2021 October 19, 2021
    2 October 12, 2021 November 18, 2021 December 16, 2021
    3 November 11, 2021 December 21, 2021 January 25, 2022
    4 January 6, 2022 February 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
    5 February 22, 2022 March 15, 2022 March 31, 2022
    Rolling Admissions based on availability

    For 2022 entry terms, SMU Cox will continue a test-optional policy for all MBA and Specialized Masters programs. For the benefits of taking a test, click here to learn more.

  • Tuition & Financing

    A graduate management education is one of the most important investments you'll ever make, and it's likely to produce one of your biggest ROIs — you won't just boost your career and earning potential, but you'll reap personal gains, too. To offset the costs, you may be eligible for a Cox scholarship. You are automatically considered for scholarship at the time you are considered for admission. If you need additional funding, you'll find that a variety of loan and private scholarship opportunities are available.

    Your One Year-MBA Costs: Invest In Your Future

    Estimated Tuition & Fees:
    Tuition and Fees $ 61,614

    University and Program Fees

    $ 14,063
    Total $ 75,677

    Estimated Living Expenses*:

    Housing $ 17,700
    Books and Supplies $ 2,500
    Health Insurance $ 3,478
    Transportation $ 1,500
    Misc. Expenses
    $ 1,500

    *This estimated total is based on a 9-month school year for the 2020-21 academic year. The cost may be more or less depending on the student's lifestyle, whether the student lives on-campus or off-campus and whether any family members accompany the student.


    Pursuing a graduate business degree, at a top-ranked private school, can be financially challenging, even while working full-time. At SMU Cox, we strive to make that experience a little more accessible and affordable. Through generous support from university organizations and endowments, as well as Cox alumni, we are able to offer merit-based scholarships to One Year MBA students.

    SMU Cox offers a limited number of merit scholarships with awards up to $15,000. All scholarships are awarded based on individual achievement and recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, performance on the GMAT/GRE, professional experience, and leadership potential. All applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the application process.

    MBA Loans and Additional Resources

    Our Admissions and Financial Aid representatives are here to help you move through the process of securing all necessary funding to attend the Cox One Year MBA program. We are happy to talk you through the benefits of filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), discuss alternative loan options, and what to anticipate as a timeline of financial aid and tuition payments.

    Learn more about Financing Resources