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 5,170 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,649 including undergraduate students.

Southern Methodist University 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 5,170 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,649 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 126 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 21 programs are available online classes.
SMU Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$35,802
Student Population5,170
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs126 graduate programs
(21 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Southern Methodist University is $35,802 in average for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $1,278. Southern Methodist University offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
SMU 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition$30,672
Required Fees$5,130
Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition$1,278
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 at SMU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)21 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 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For 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: March 16, 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 $19,187 and the Texas graduate tuition is $17,585 (public) / $18,253 (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$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
Texas Graduate Schools$8,137$17,781
Public$8,137$17,585
Private$18,253
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 Costs
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 $1,278 at Southern Methodist University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -25.00% 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$1,278

Graduate Programs at SMU

Southern Methodist University offers 135 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, 2,307 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 Degree89251,896
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship336109
Doctor's degree - other10240
Post Bachelor's Degree11058
Post Master's Degree104
Total135312,307
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 44 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Education (other) program with 200 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 240 completers.
Southern Methodist University offers 135 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,307 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,896 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 240 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 58 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 4 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-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Advertising10-
Communications Technologies [+] 35 completers-
0-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects35-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (8 completers) 168 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Information Science/Studies109-
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst26$78,700
Computer Science28-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)5-
Education [+] 230 completers-
Education0-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education18-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration0-
Urban Education and Leadership0-
Special Education and Teaching2-
Music Teacher Education10-
Education (other)200$56,400
Engineering [+] (21 completers) 229 completers-
Engineering15-
Civil Engineering5-
Computer Engineering14-
Computer Software Engineering13-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering50-
Engineering Science0-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering9-
Mechanical Engineering24-
Systems Engineering43$91,300
Manufacturing Engineering24-
Operations Research15-
Engineering (other)17-
Engineering Technology [+] (4 completers) 183 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician130-
Engineering/Industrial Management52-
Engineering-Related Fields (other)1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 0 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Facilities Planning and Management0-
Legal Studies [+] 55 completers-
Law0-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers51-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence0-
Tax Law/Taxation4-
English Language And Literature [+] 2 completers-
English Language and Literature2-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 61 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies61-
General Studies0-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 80 completers-
Mathematics0-
Computational Mathematics5-
Financial Mathematics52-
Statistics23-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 41 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution27$43,000
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0-
Sustainability Studies14-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 23 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management23-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 0 completers-
Philosophy0-
Religion/Religious Studies0-
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 63 completers-
0-
Religious/Sacred Music5-
Theology/Theological Studies19$48,600
Divinity/Ministry39-
Physical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Geophysics and Seismology3-
Physics0-
Psychology [+] 4 completers-
Psychology4-
Clinical Psychology0-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0-
Social Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology5-
Economics0-
Applied Economics3-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics13-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 74 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Dance0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts9-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production4-
Fine/Studio Arts1-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Music History, Literature, and Theory1-
Music Performance16-
Music Theory and Composition1-
Conducting5-
Keyboard Instruments6-
Voice and Opera5-
Music Pedagogy0-
Fine and Studio Arts Management22-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 55 completers-
Health and Wellness0-
Chiropractic0-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor55-
Music Therapy/Therapist0-
Business [+] (14 completers) 547 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management110$105,600
Office Management and Supervision62-
Accounting104$60,400
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies36$106,500
Finance97$100,900
Financial Planning and Services0-
Management Information Systems0-
Management Science109-
Marketing/Marketing Management18$97,000
Real Estate11-
Taxation0-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total1,896
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 [+] 20 completers-
Education0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration9-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration7-
Education (other)4-
Engineering [+] (8 completers) 20 completers-
Engineering1-
Civil Engineering1-
Computer Engineering3-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8-
Mechanical Engineering6-
Systems Engineering0-
Operations Research1-
Engineering Technology [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management1-
Legal Studies [+] 2 completers-
Law0-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence2-
English Language And Literature [+] 3 completers-
English Language and Literature3-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences1-
Biostatistics1-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics0-
Computational Mathematics3-
Statistics3-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 6 completers-
Philosophy0-
Religion/Religious Studies6-
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 16 completers-
0-
Religious/Sacred Music0-
Theology/Theological Studies16-
Physical Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry5-
2-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Geophysics and Seismology1-
Physics5-
Psychology [+] 2 completers-
Psychology0-
Clinical Psychology2-
Social Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology2-
Economics9-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1-
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total109
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 0 completers-
Total240
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 [+] 0 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Advertising0-
Communications Technologies [+] 44 completers-
0-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects44-
Education [+] 0 completers-
Education0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities0-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Engineering0-
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 [+] 2 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution2-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Applied Economics0-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music Performance10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health and Medical Administrative Services (other)2-
Total58
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities 0 completers-
Total4

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 11,649 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

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