Admission to Meadows School of the Arts is open to qualified graduate applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status. The Meadows School’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
To receive an application for graduate admission and/or information concerning auditions or interviews, assistantships or fellowships, scholarships and degree programs, write to the Director, Office of Graduate Admissions and Records, Meadows School of the Arts, P.O. Box 750356, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX 75275-0356.
These applications and all supporting documents — including official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, recommendations and GRE, GMAT and/or TOEFL scores when required — should be filed with the director as early as possible. Some divisions select their graduate admissions as early as February 1.
Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from an institution of standard collegiate rank recognized by the accrediting agencies in which jurisdiction the college is located are eligible to apply for admission to graduate studies. Graduates of colleges not fully recognized may be required to demonstrate their qualifications by submitting satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination. Any student whose bachelor’s preparation is not judged equivalent to the comparable baccalaureate preparation from SMU may be required by the division chair to take additional work sufficient to make up the deficiency. In exceptional cases, unusually qualified applicants not holding such degrees may be considered for admission.
Student auditions or samples of creative work are requested by certain divisions as part of the application process to Meadows School of the Arts.
After the application and its supporting documents have been examined, the student will be notified of the results. No student is allowed to enroll unless notified of admission. All transcripts and letters of recommendation become the property of the school to which the student applies for admission. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, examination.
Unless special permission is granted by the dean of Meadows School of the Arts, not more than six credit hours of work from another institution may be counted toward a graduate degree at Meadows School of the Arts.
Courses taken as an undergraduate or as a special student at SMU will be regarded in the same way as transfer courses.
Tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships are available in limited quantity. No student with ability should hesitate to apply to Southern Methodist University and Meadows School because of financial need. Information concerning these awards may be obtained by contacting Pam Henderson, Office of Scholarships, Meadows School of the Arts, P.O. Box 750356, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX 75275-0356.
All candidates for graduate awards are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application may be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. (International students on the F1 visa are exempt from this requirement.)
For primary consideration, graduate applicants should file by March 1.
In addition to awards offered through Meadows School of the Arts, student loans and grants for Texas residents may be available to students who meet the financial need requirements.
Division of Enrollment Services
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750181
Dallas TX 75275-0181