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

Senior Manager, 7-Eleven

  • Admissions

    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 2024

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  • Application Information And Deadlines

    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. SMU Cox will accept applications for the Fall 2023 entry term on a rolling basis as space in the class allows through July 14, 2023.

    Key Dates & Deadlines

                  Fall 2023              Spring 2024
    October 24* August 14* 
    December 19 September 11
    February 13 October 20
    April 17 November 16

    June 12

     December 8
    *Applicants who apply by the first deadline for each entry term will automatically receive a $2,500 scholarship if admitted.

    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 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 2023 or Spring 2024

    * Tuition = $1,797 per credit hour
    * Fees = $304 per credit hour
    * Estimated Total Cost (50 credit hours) = $105,050

    Click here for Financial Aid and Tuition Information

    SMU Employees: Click here for SMU Tuition Benefits Information

    Veterans: Click Here for Yellow Ribbon Information

  • Additional Resources

    • Application Process and Criteria

    Military Candidates

    Tips on Gaining Employer Support

Next Steps

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