Admissions

Are you ready to be a World Changer?

The Lyle School at SMU is a cutting-edge engineering school with world-class research and teaching facilities. Take the first step in your journey.

Undergraduate Admissions

Applying to SMU Lyle is the first step in making your college experience one that defines your future success. We carefully consider the total profile of a student that balances achievement in a variety of areas, not just test scores.

Fall + Spring: Early Action November 1

Fall: Regular Decision - January 15

We consider the quality of your high school curriculum and whether you elected to take more challenging courses. Work experience counts too! We look for creativity, leadership and community involvement. In short, we seek academically-able students who possess a variety of skills, talents, perspectives and life experiences.

Ready to join us on the Hilltop? Apply now!

First Year Undergraduate

Transfer Student

Veteran

Maximize your future options by earning a Lyle Engineering master’s degree. 

  • Earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in less time than completing the degrees separately.
  • Start exploring this option in the spring of your sophomore year and apply to the program early in your junior year.
  • Begin taking graduate-level coursework that will be applied to both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees (up to 9 hours).
  • Network with your graduate-level classmates who have years of experience to share with you. 

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Learn more about campus life, policies, test scores, financial aid, and more.

Undergraduate FAQs

Graduate Admissions

Ready to be at the forefront of technology? Want to sharpen your skills, achieve career advancement, and build a professional network? Look no further than SMU Lyle.

Deadlines for Graduate Applications

Spring 2024: Jan. 2

Summer 2024: May 15

Fall 2024: July 15

Ready to join us on the Hilltop? Apply now!

Application

 

Contact for graduate admissions to SMU Lyle

Zaria Kelley

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Corporate Relations

214-768-6447

zkelley@smu.edu

 

Beginning Fall 2023, the general student fee is $304 per term credit hour*, $3,624 maximum. Students paying the maximum general student fee of $3,624 are eligible to receive the Sports Pack. Students paying less than the maximum general student fee may receive the Sports Pack for an additional $90.

Tuition & Fees

SMU Lyle brings together leading experts to carry out cutting edge research and education. Our faculty are widely regarded as some of the nation’s best teachers and mentors. 

Want more information?

For further information or questions concerning the graduate admissions process, contact:

 

Rebecca Lothringer, EdD

Director, Recruitment and Retention

Phone: 214-768-6416

rebeccall@mail.smu.edu

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Graduate programs currently offered in Weekend Format include Manufacturing Management, Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, and Software Engineering.

Classes are typically held every other Friday, in the DFW area. Classes are completed in 5 sessions.

Cohorts start in the Fall, typically the first Friday in August.

Preferred application deadline for Weekend Format is May 15; final deadline is July 15.

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International Admissions

International students applying to SMU Lyle should begin by completing this admissions process.

Deadlines for International Applications

Spring 2024: Nov. 15

Summer 2024: May 15

Fall 2024: Preferred deadline is May 15

Ready to join us on the Hilltop? Apply now!

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Contact for international admissions to SMU Lyle

Anam Iqbal

Associate Director II, Graduate and International Recruitment

214-768-6541

ajiqbal@smu.edu

 
Application fee: $75

Required Documents

  • GRE: SMU School Code: 6660
    • (GRE required for OREM and doctoral programs)
  • Resume

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Official Transcripts

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (optional for Master's)
English Language Proficiency Requirements
  • TOEFL - Minimum Score 80

  • PTE – Minimum Score 55

  • IELTS - Minimum Score 6.5

  • Duolingo - Minimum Score is 110

  • A student may waive English Language Proficiency Requirements if the student received a bachelor's or master's from an English Language Institution located in: United States, Canada (except Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Ghana, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Singapore, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Pacific Trust.

  • Home Based Tests are accepted
Applying through Global Education Institute
 
The longstanding strategic partnership between SMU Lyle School of Engineering and the Global Education Institute (GEI) provides admission processing services for international students. These services include the following:
  • Pre-Master Program (PMP), which is available to all international students. As a matriculation pathway program, PMP offers international students intensive Academic English courses, as well as courses from SMU Lyle. It accepts students based on existing admission standards. This program makes it possible for international students who do not currently have standardized test (e.g., TOEFL, GRE) scores to have the opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities required to be successful at SMU Lyle.
  • Assistance to international students in direct admission applications. GEI’s qualified and knowledgeable staff is experienced in assisting students who need additional information on SMU Lyle’s master’s degree programs.
  • Processing GEI student’s tuition payment. Tuition payment processing through GEI is free of charge, so the tuition amount remains the same as listed on SMU Lyle’s website. This service provides great convenience for international students.

Visit the Global Education Institute website for additional information regarding this partnership, or contact Jenny Chen at jenny.chen@smu.edu.