Nov. 9, 2007
SMU consists of seven degree-granting schools, six of them named for donors who have made major commitments to their development:
• Annette Caldwell Simmons School
of Education and Human Development
• Annette C. Simmons
• Harold C. Simmons
• School of Education Programs
• Degree-Granting Schools of SMU
• Recent Major Gifts to SMU
- Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences — Dating from SMU's opening in 1915, the College provides general education courses required of all undergraduates and offers majors in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. The College was renamed in 1981 for its benefactors, the late Robert H. Dedman Sr. and his wife, Nancy McMillan Dedman, of Dallas.
- Edwin L. Cox School of Business —Established in 1920, the School of Business was renamed in 1978 in honor of benefactor Edwin L. Cox Sr. of Dallas.
- Meadows School of the Arts — Arts education began with the University's opening and evolved into Meadows School of the Arts. The School was named in 1969 in honor of its benefactor, the late Algur H. Meadows, and The Meadows Foundation of Dallas.
- Dedman School of Law —Established in 1925, the School of Law was renamed in 2001 in honor of its benefactors, the late Robert H. Dedman Sr., his wife, Nancy McMillan Dedman, and their family of Dallas.
- Perkins School of Theology — One of SMU's three original schools, the School of Theology was renamed in 1945 to honor its benefactors, the late Joe J. and Lois Craddock Perkins of Wichita Falls, Texas.
- Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development — Although education programs date from SMU's early years, a school consolidating and adding programs was established in 2005. It is renamed in 2007 for Annette Caldwell Simmons, recognizing benefactors Harold and Annette Simmons of Dallas.
- SMU's seventh degree-granting school is its School of Engineering, which was founded in 1925, making it one of the oldest engineering schools in the Southwest. It includes the recently endowed Caruth Institute for Engineering Education.