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"I successfully switched careers. SMU Cox connected me to the right people to make it happen."

Tim S., PMBA, Dallas, TX

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. 

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis as space allows in the Fall 2024 cohort. Apply now.

Key Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadlines for 2024 - 2025 Enrollment
Deadline Fall 2024 Entry Spring 2025 Entry
Early Review*
December 8, 2023 August 12, 2024
Round 1** February 12, 2024 September 16, 2024
Round 2 April 19, 2024  October 28, 2024


June 10, 2024 November 22, 2024

*Applicants who submit their application by the Early Review deadline will be guaranteed a $2,500 scholarship if admitted.

**Applicants who submit their application by the Round 1 deadline will be guaranteed a $2,000 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 employees: Click here for SMU tuition benefits information

Military Benefits

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:

The Yellow Ribbon Program

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.

Niemi Center Fellowship Program

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.

Additional Resources

Application Process and Criteria

Military Candidates

Tips on Gaining Employer Support

By The Numbers: Class Of 2025

  • 73

    Total Students

  • 3.2

    3.2 Average GPA

  • 29

    Average Age

  • 38%


  • 5

    Average Years of Work Experience

  • 65

    Unique Companies Represented

  • 76%

    Percent Receiving Scholarship

  • 32%

    Underrepresented Minorities

  • 40

    Number of Undergraduate Colleges/Universities Represented

Talk with a current Professional MBA student

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



Next Steps

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