The Office of Research and Graduate Studies

*Note to Prospective Students: Due to issues related to the spread of Coronavirus, SMU is currently in reduced operations status.  The Office of Graduate Studies is still hard at work for our graduate students and prospective graduate students, though!  Please contact us by email at or by phone at 214-768-4345.  If you have a question for a specific member of our staff, you can find their contact information in our staff directory.  Prospective students can find a list of admissions contacts for SMU’s schools and programs here.  Updated information about SMU’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) response can be found here.

Graduate Application Deadlines

Be sure to verify your intended program's deadline when you start your application. Most departments will require that all materials are received by the printed date. Visit your program's school or college to confirm the deadline: 

Dedman College of Humanities and Social Sciences Deadlines
 Lyle School of Engineering Deadlines
Meadows School of the Arts Graduate Programs 
Simmons School of Education and Human Development Graduate Programs

If you have any questions or concerns regarding program deadlines, please contact us at

Additional Resources

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