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

    Re-applicants

    Please reach out to us with your questions or concerns, try to visit us on campus so we can meet in person and consider connection you with any current students or alumni whose work especially interests you.

  • 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.

    2022 - 2023 Deadlines
    Round Application Due
    (11:59pm CST)
    Decision Delivered Enrollment Deposit Deadline
    1* August 9, 2022 September 15, 2022 October 13, 2022
    2* October 11, 2022 November 17, 2022 December 15, 2022
    3* January 5, 2023 February 14, 2023 March 14, 2023
    4 February 21, 2023 March 30, 2023 April 13, 2023
    Rolling Admissions based on availability

    *Priority deadline for scholarships and fellowships

    If you are ready to submit your application, please do not wait for a specific deadline. We will process your application in the order it is received. Your completed application must contain the following:
    • Online application (no application fee)
    • Professional resume
    • Essays
    • Optional GMAT, GRE or EA test scores, taken within the last five years*
    • Unofficial transcripts (required baccalaureate from an accredited college or university) where you've received 12 or more undergraduate or graduate credit hours (official transcripts required at admission)
    • Two professional references (names and contact information only, no letters)
    • Optional TOEFL/IELTS scores (international applicants only)

    For 2023 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

    $ 14,254
    Total $ 75,868
         

    Estimated Living Expenses*:

       
    Housing $ 24,519
    Books and Supplies $ 2,000
    Transportation $ 2,848
    Misc. Expenses (Health Ins., etc.)
    $ 4,877

    *This estimated total is based on a 12-month school year for the 2022-23 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.

  • Scholarships

    Pursuing a graduate business degree, at a top-ranked private school, can be financially challenging. 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 our Full-Time One-Year MBA students. In the 2022 entering class, we were able to offer scholarships to 71 percent of the class.

    Merit Scholarships

    SMU Cox offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships with awards up to $30,000. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, performance on standardized tests, professional experience, and leadership potential. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships during the application process.

    Scholarships are awarded for the entire year and equally dispersed each semester of the program, subject to satisfactory performance. Candidates are evaluated and awarded during the admission process. To be eligible, candidates must submit their application, including all pieces (transcripts, GMAT, TOEFL, essays, etc.), by the deadline.

    Forte Fellowship

    The Cox School of Business is proud to partner with the Forte Foundation, an international organization supporting women in business. We offer a variety of merit-based scholarship awards to admitted students which qualify them to be named as Forte Fellows and become part of an exclusive group of top future business leaders.

    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.