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.

  • 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

    Tuition Details

    Tuition and Fees $ 72,570
    Student Living Expenses $ 17,700
    Other Expenses $ 1,500
    Health Insurance $ 3,000
    Transportation $ 1,500
    Books and Supplies $ 2,500
    Total 12-month*
    $ 98,770

    *This estimated total is based on a twelve-month school year for the 2019-20 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

  • Admissions Events

    The best way to find out if Cox is the right school for you is to visit us on campus. You can come for an information session, or schedule a day to chat with an admissions officer, take a campus tour and sit in on a class. If you're unable to come to Dallas, opt for an off-campus event or virtual visit that will give you a window into our world and answer your questions.

Application Deadlines

  • Oct. 14, 2019

    Round 1

  • Dec. 2, 2019

    Round 2

  • Jan. 6, 2020

    Round 3: Final deadline for international applicants

  • Feb. 24, 2020*

    Round 4
    *Rolling admissions following February 24, 2020