Southern Methodist University - Master's Degree

SMU cultivates well-rounded leaders with a strong liberal arts foundation and a comprehensive curriculum.

  • Average Tuition USD 60,290

School Description

SMU is a private university dedicated to educating students to have an impact on their professions and communities and the world. Students benefit from small classes, research opportunities and leadership development. The University is strengthened by its partnership with the Dallas region, a global center of commerce and culture.

Master Programs

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 20,118 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Art History

    USD 55,350 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Biology

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 22,987 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Civil Engineering

    USD 20,448 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Computer Engineering

    USD 20,448 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 20,448 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Economics

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Education

    USD 20,118 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 20,448 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Engineering Management

    USD 20,448 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    English

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Film Studies

    USD 55,350 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Finance

    USD 21,600 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    History

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Law

    USD 22,271 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Management

    USD 20,118 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 20,448 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Music

    USD 55,350 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Physics

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Psychology

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Religion

    USD 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • Dallas, TX, USA

    Taxation

    USD 20,118 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to provide tax advice and management services to individuals and corporations. Includes instruction in tax law and regulations, tax record systems, individual and corporate income taxation, tax planning, partnerships and fiduciary relationships, estates and trusts, property depreciation, capital gains and losses, dispositions, transfers, liquidity, valuation, and applications to specific tax problems.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 61
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 732
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 404
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 98
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 601
  • The Economist Which MBA
    The Economist Which MBA 53

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.15
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 100
  • Minimum SAT 360
  • Minimum ACT 17

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    Established in 1911

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    SMU is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through seven schools.

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          • Testimony
            1988-1992, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

            It has a beautiful and utilitarian campus. There are many different education opportunities for you here like Law, Liberal Arts, Engineering/Science/Technology! It has a nice structure to the lasses you take while also having flexibility for your choices! So you really feel like you are getting a personalized education. I had a fun time here on this campus, in this city, in this state. I highly recommend visiting the campus and seeing what it has to offer!

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            1945-1948, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

            A great Christian University that I watched being established in many acres of Johnson Grass circa de 1929. A lovely campus now and it has President George and Laura Bush Library. A great college in a grand city of Dallas, Texas.

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            1990-1992, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

            Attended SMU from 1990-92. Graduated in December of '92 with BFA in Film and Television Production. Really disliked the overt influence of the Greek system. But as a GDI, we did just fine. Hope to take my family there someday to show them around.