Southern Methodist University Graduate Schools

Southern Methodist University (referred to as SMU) is a Private, 4 years school located in Dallas, TX. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Southern Methodist University is $35,802 in average. The school has 5,546 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 12,373 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Southern Methodist University (referred to as SMU) is a Private, 4 years school located in Dallas, TX. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1921 - Current).
SMU Directory Information
School NameSouthern Methodist University (SMU)
Address6425 Boaz St, Dallas, TX 75275-0221
Phone214-768-2000
Webhttps://www.smu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.smu.edu/Admission/Apply
Financial Infohttps://www.smu.edu/Admission/FinancialAid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Southern Methodist University is $35,802 in average. The school has 5,546 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 12,373 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 225 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 30 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$35,802
Student Population5,546
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs225 graduate programs
(30 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Southern Methodist University is $35,802 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $1,704.
Southern Methodist University offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
Southern Methodist University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)30 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Southern Methodist University is $35,802. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -24.59% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$40,896$5,904
2018-2019$40,896$6,128
2019-2020$40,896$6,360
2020-2021$40,896$6,582
2021-2022$30,672$5,130
The graduate school tuition & fees of SMU is very expensive compared to private graduate schools in Texas. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Texas graduate tuition is $17,770 (public) / $17,981 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Southern Methodist University$35,802
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Texas Graduate Schools$13,300$17,743
Public$8,155$17,770
Private$17,981
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $20,038 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Southern Methodist University. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.66% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $11,300. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$16,510$2,600$8,700$2,600
2018-2019$16,845$2,600$8,700$2,600
2019-2020$16,750$2,600$8,700$2,600
2020-2021$17,110$2,600$8,700$2,600
2021-2022$17,438$2,600$8,700$2,600
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,704 at Southern Methodist University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$1,704
2018-2019$1,704
2019-2020$1,704
2020-2021$1,704
2021-2022$1,704
The law school tuition at Southern Methodist University is $44,494 for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Southern Methodist University.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Southern Methodist University
TuitionFees
Law$39,364$5,130

Graduate Programs at SMU

Southern Methodist University offers 140 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,126 students have completed their study at Southern Methodist University.
Offered Degrees at Southern Methodist University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree92241,704
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship356130
Doctor's degree - other10221
Post Bachelor's Degree11068
Post Master's Degree103
Total140302,126
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Southern Methodist University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects program with 49 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Management Science program with 422 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 221 completers.
Southern Methodist University offers 140 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,126 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,704 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 221 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 68 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 3 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Science0-
Communication and Journalism [+] 10 completers-
Advertising10-
Communications Technologies [+] 53 completers-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects53-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (4 completers) 140 completers-
Information Science/Studies116-
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst0$78,700
Computer Science20-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance4-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)0-
Education [+] 223 completers-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education17-
Educational Leadership and Administration48-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration8-
Urban Education and Leadership0-
Special Education and Teaching3-
Music Teacher Education8-
Education (other)139$56,400
Engineering [+] (13 completers) 199 completers-
Engineering4-
Civil Engineering4-
Computer Engineering5-
Computer Software Engineering9-
Computer Engineering (other)0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12-
Telecommunications Engineering33-
Engineering Science0-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering8-
Mechanical Engineering8-
Systems Engineering43$91,300
Manufacturing Engineering57-
Operations Research6-
Engineering (other)10-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 49 completers-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management48-
Engineering-Related Fields (other)1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 0 completers-
Facilities Planning and Management0-
Legal Studies [+] 39 completers-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers31-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence1-
Tax Law/Taxation7-
English Language and Literature [+] 4 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 32 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies32-
General Studies0-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 112 completers-
Computational Mathematics0-
Computational and Applied Mathematics4-
Financial Mathematics81-
Statistics27-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 20 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution13$43,000
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0-
Sustainability Studies7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 21 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management21-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 0 completers-
Religion/Religious Studies0-
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 70 completers-
Religious/Sacred Music2-
Theology/Theological Studies23$48,600
Divinity/Ministry45-
Physical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Chemistry0-
Geology/Earth Science0-
Geophysics and Seismology0-
Physics2-
Psychology [+] 10 completers-
Psychology8-
Clinical Psychology0-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology2-
Social Sciences [+] 27 completers-
Anthropology3-
Economics0-
Applied Economics10-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics14-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 61 completers-
Dance0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts4-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0-
Fine/Studio Arts3-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Music History, Literature, and Theory0-
Music Performance13-
Music Theory and Composition1-
Conducting3-
Keyboard Instruments8-
Voice and Opera4-
Music Pedagogy0-
Fine and Studio Arts Management21-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 64 completers-
Health and Wellness6-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor58-
Music Therapy/Therapist0-
Business [+] (5 completers) 565 completers-
Business Administration and Management0$105,600
Office Management and Supervision80-
Accounting63$60,400
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0$106,500
Finance0$100,900
Financial Planning and Services0-
Management Information Systems0-
Management Science422-
Marketing/Marketing Management0$97,000
Real Estate0-
Taxation0-
History [+] 0 completers-
History0-
Total1,704
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Computer Science3-
Education [+] 33 completers-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration6-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration18-
Education (other)9-
Engineering [+] (4 completers) 19 completers-
Engineering1-
Civil Engineering3-
Computer Engineering0-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering7-
Mechanical Engineering8-
Systems Engineering0-
Operations Research0-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management1-
Legal Studies [+] 1 completers-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence1-
English Language and Literature [+] 1 completers-
English Language and Literature1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 9 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies9-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Biostatistics2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 10 completers-
Computational Mathematics0-
Computational and Applied Mathematics6-
Statistics4-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 10 completers-
Religion/Religious Studies10-
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 13 completers-
Religious/Sacred Music2-
Theology/Theological Studies11-
Physical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Chemistry5-
1-
Geology/Earth Science0-
Geophysics and Seismology4-
Physics3-
Psychology [+] 5 completers-
Clinical Psychology5-
Social Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Anthropology3-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total130
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 221 completers-
Law221-
Total221
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 0 completers-
Women's Studies0-
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Advertising1-
Communications Technologies [+] 49 completers-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects49-
Education [+] 0 completers-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities0-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Applied Economics0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 18 completers-
Music Performance18-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Health and Medical Administrative Services (other)0-
Total68
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 3 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3-
Total3

Graduate Student Population at SMU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,546 students enrolled into Southern Methodist University graduate schools where it has total 12,373 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,688 full-time and 2,858 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,887 male and 2,659 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,5462,8872,659
Full-time2,6881,4001,288
Part-tme2,8581,4871,371
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,870 White (51.75%), 540 Black/African American (9.74%), 759 Hispanic (13.69%), 380 Asian (6.85%), and 997 students with other races. 725 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,5462,8872,659
American Indian/Native American862
Asian380202178
Black/African American540230310
Hispanic759343416
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander716
White2,8701,5201,350
Two More1637588
Un-Known944648
Non-resident Alien725464261
Southern Methodist University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,042 graduate students (36.82% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 154 graduate students (2.78% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,546
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,042
Enrolled Some Online Courses154
Not in Online Courses3,350
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Southern Methodist University. 1,719 students are aged 20 to 24 (31.00% of total students), 6 students are aged below 20 (0.11%), 299 students are aged above 50 (5.39%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Southern Methodist University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,5462,8872,659
Age 18-19633
Age 20-21692940
Age 22-241,650748902
Age 25-291,717975742
Age 30-34809490319
Age 35-39460251209
Age 40-49536252284
Age 50-64268128140
Over 64311120

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