Professional MBA

"My journey to SMU Cox started when I was in the U.S. Army, deployed in Afghanistan. SMU Cox really opened doors."

Dan Keefe
PMBA '19
  • Admissions

    PMBA Admissions Events Team

    The best way to find out if SMU Cox is the right school for you is to visit us and learn more.  You can register for an Information Session, meet up with an Admissions team member at a Coffee Chat or join us at another upcoming event on or off campus.  

    Connect with a current Cox Professional MBA student to ask questions and get their perspective on the Cox School of Business, the curriculum and student life.

    Talk with a current PMBA student

  • By The Numbers: Class of 2022

    Class Size


    Average GPA


    Average Age


    % Women


    Average years of Work Experience


    Unique Companies Represented


    % Holding Graduate Degrees


    Countries of Origin


    % US Minority


  • Application Information And Deadlines

    SMU Cox will continue a test-optional policy for the Professional MBA program. Because our program is small by design, we are able to thoroughly evaluate each application. Test scores serve as one predictor of success in the MBA classroom. For applications without a test score, we assess academic readiness through the review of application materials for evidence of prior academic success, quantitative readiness, and impactful professional experience. We encourage all applicants to evaluate their application strengths and opportunities for improvement and find ways to put forward your strongest application. Our Admissions Team is here and happy to help if you have questions or would like to discuss your application.

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

    August or January enrollment in the SMU Cox Professional MBA gives you the power to start your MBA as soon as you're ready.  See below for application rounds for upcoming application schedules and next steps for wherever you are in the process.

    We are still accepting applications for the Fall 2021 entry term on a rolling basis.

    Key Dates & Deadlines

    Spring 2022

    Fall 2022

    August 9*

    October 25*

    September 13

    December 6

    October 11

    February 7

    November 15

    April 11


    June 6

    *Applicants who apply by the first deadline for each entry term will automatically receive a $2,500 scholarship if admitted.

  • Tuition And 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 merit-based scholarship. All applicants are automatically considered for merit based scholarships at the time they are considered for admission.

    Tuition and fees - Professional MBA Class Entering in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022

    * Tuition = $1,762 per credit hour
    * Fees = $285 per credit hour
    * Estimated Total Cost (50 credit hours) = $102,350

    Click here for Financial Aid and Tuition Information 

  • Additional Resources

    Application Process and Checklist

    Criteria and Application Tips

    Military Candidates

    Tuition and Financing

Next Steps

Ready to apply? Have a question? Join us for an upcoming event to learn more about our MBA programs.