Application Information And Deadlines
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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.
Key Dates & Deadlines
|Application Deadlines for 2024 Enrollment
|December 8, 2023
|February 12, 2024
|April 19, 2024
|June 10, 2024
*Applicants who submit their application by the Early Review deadline will be guaranteed a $2,500 scholarship if admitted.
For 2024 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 a merit-based scholarship at the time they are considered for admission.
Tuition and fees - Professional MBA Class Entering in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025
* Tuition = $1,833 per credit hour
* Fees = $316 per credit hour
* Estimated Total Cost (50 credit hours) = $107,450
+plus approximately $250 in mandatory health center fees
SMU proudly honors the service and sacrifice of our Military. Named among the top MBA Schools for Veterans, SMU Cox offers tuition benefits available exclusively to Military members and their families:
Professional MBA applicants who are 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill eligible automatically qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program. At SMU Cox, this means that 100% of tuition costs as a Professional MBA Student are covered.
Under the auspices of the Niemi Center, paid fellowships offer select members of the military the opportunity to participate in impactful and world-changing research. Fellowships typically begin following the completion of the first semester of study. The Niemi Center collaborates with the George W. Bush Presidential Center for fellowship opportunities, some of which are with the Bush Institute Military Service Initiative.