Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get information on a specific degree program?
SMU is decentralized on the graduate level with six graduate schools and separate admissions offices for each school. After identifying the program or program(s) of interest, consult that specific school for information. (See links in sidebar on right.)
What are the requirements for application?
Application requirements vary by school and in some cases, by department. Consult the school/program of your interest for admissions information by school/program. (See links in sidebar on right.)
What standardized tests are required for admission?
You are required to submit standardized test scores for admission to most, but not all, graduate programs at SMU. The particular test required varies by school and/or department. Please consult the school to which you wish to make application. (See links in sidebar on right.)
How do I apply? Can I apply online?
Application is made to the school or schools that house the program, and applications are specific to each school. For dual degree programs (J.D./M.B.A.) or Arts Administration /M.B.A. for example), the applicant applies to both schools. You may download applications from most schools through the Web (see links in sidebar on right), and some schools may have an online application.
What forms of financial aid exist for graduate students?
Applicants may be considered for scholarships or assistantships based on the merit of their application and on need. These decisions are made as part of the admissions process, which is defined by each school. To apply for a loan, contact Enrollment Services.
How can I arrange for a campus visit?
You can arrange a campus visit through Enrollment Services, or by contacting the department to which you will be applying.