Graduate Studies at Southern Methodist University

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  Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
Lyle School of Engineering
Meadows School of the Arts
Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Cox School of Business
Dedman School of Law
Perkins School of Theology


*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 on this page by scrolling down.  Updated information about SMU’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) response can be found here.

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences


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Anthropology  M.A., Ph.D. 

 Medical Anthropology

Biology  M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Biostatistics  Ph.D. 
Chemistry  M.S., Ph.D.
Economics  Ph.D.

 Applied Economics


 Applied Economics and Predictive Analytics

English  Ph.D.
Geology  M.S., Ph.D.
Geophysics  M.S., Ph.D.

 Applied Geophysics

History  M.A., Ph.D.
Mathematics, Computational and Applied  M.S., Ph.D.
Medieval Studies  M.A.
Physics  Ph.D.
Psychology  Ph.D.
             Organizational Psychology (4+1 Only)  M.S. 
Religious Studies  M.A., Ph.D.
Statistical Science  Ph.D.

 Applied Statistics and Data Analytics

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry  Ph.D.

Lyle School of Engineering

For information or questions concerning graduate study, please contact one of the following people:

Domestic Students
Sabrina Gonzalez
Associate Director, Graduate Education
Distance, Military, Campus, and Weekend Formats

International Students
Alexis Reynolds
Associate Director, International Students
and Programs

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Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering   Ph.D.
Computer Engineering
 M.S.Cp.E., Ph.D.
Computer Science
 M.S., Ph.D.
Datacenter Systems Engineering      
Design and Innovation
Electrical Engineering
 M.S.E.E., Ph.D.
Engineering Entrepreneurship
Engineering Management
 M.S.E.M., D.E.
Information Engineering Management  M.S.
Environmental Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Management
Mechanical Engineering
 M.S.M.E., Ph.D.
Operations Research
 M.S., Ph.D.
Cybersecurity Engineering
Software Engineering
 M.S., D.E.
Sustainability and Development
Systems Engineering
Telecommunications and Network Engineering

Meadows School of the Arts

214-768-3765     Graduate Admission Information

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Advertising   M.A. 
 Art  M.F.A.
 Art History  M.A., Ph.D.
 Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship  M.A./MBA 
 Music  M.M. 
 Music Performance  A.D., P.D., M.M.
 Theatre  M.F.A.


Data Science M.S.


Digital Game Development Certificate, M.I.T

Simmons School of Education and Human Development     Graduate Admission Information

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Bilingual Education M.B.E.
Counseling M.S.
Dispute Resolution M.A.
Education Ph.D.,Ed.D., M.Ed.
Education Leadership M.Ed., Ed.D. 
Educational Leadership – Higher Education M.Ed., Ed.D.
Educational Leadership – Urban Focus M.Ed.
Graduate Liberal Studies D.L.S., M.L.S.
Health Promotion Management M.S. 
Liberal Studies  M.L.S. 
Sport Management M.S.




Cox School of Business

Cox School of Business (website)

Accounting M.S.
Business Administration M.B.A.
Business Analytics M.S.B.A.
Finance M.S.
Master of Science in Entrepreneurship M.S.
Master of Science in Management M.S.

Dedman School of Law

Dedman School of Law (website)

Doctor of the Science of Law S.J.D.
Law/Business J.D./M.B.A..
Law/Economics J.D./M.A.
Master of Laws (General) LL.M.
Master of Laws in Comparative & International Law LL.M.
Master of Laws in Taxation LL.M.

Perkins School of Theology

Perkins School of Theology (website)

Divinity M.Div.
Ministry M.A.M., D.Min.
Pastoral Music D.P.M.
Sacred Music M.S.M.
Theological Studies M.T.S.
Theology Th.M.