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About SMU

Southern Methodist University (SMU) — private non-profit christian university. It is located in Dallas, United States. SMU is working together with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Sport affiliations and memberships: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The university is among the top-1000 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. In the USA, SMU is considered one of the most prestigious higher education institutions.

SMU does research in different fields of study and invites students to bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Location
Dallas, United States
Establishment year
1911
Students
12,825
Acceptance rate
53%
Religion
Christian

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2024#1001-1200
Rating in the USA
2021#121-130
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SMU tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at SMU is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. At SMU, tuition fees are equal for everyone — from 27,104 USD per year. The educational institution helps students financially with the help of scholarships and financial aid. They are available to local and international students. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
Yes
Financial Aid
Yes
Bachelor
54,997USD/year
Master
27,104USD/year

Additional costs

In addition to the cost of education, it is necessary to pay attention to additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Room and board
on campus17,110USD/year
off campus8,700USD/year
Other expenses
on campus2,600USD/year
off campus2,600USD/year

Study programs at SMU

Applied Sciences & Professions
Fashion Media
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Arts & Humanities
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Human Rights
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Real Estate
Study degree
BBA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Sociology
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Sociology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Physical Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Physics
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Physical Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Physical Sciences
Education & Training
Educational Studies
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS
Study field
Education & Training
Exam scores
GPA — 2.5, IELTS — 6.5
Psychology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Education & Training
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
B.A. in Geology
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
B.A. in Numerical Mathematics Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
B.A. in Operations Research Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
B.A. in Pure Mathematics Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
B.S. in Geology
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Show all
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
B.S. in Environmental Science
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Environmental Engineering
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Engineering & Technology
B.A. in Civil Engineering Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
B.S. in Civil Engineering Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
B.S. in Electrical Engineering- BS Math Dual Degrees
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
B.S. in Engineering Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Show all
Computer Science & IT
B.A. in Computer Science and Computer Engineering Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Engineering Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
BA in Computer Science
Study degree
BA
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
BS Computer Science
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
BS in Computer Science - Pre-Med
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Show all
Arts & Humanities
Art
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Art History
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
B.A. in Art
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
B.A. in Art History
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
B.A. in English
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Show all
Medicine
B.A. in Biological Sciences
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Medicine
B.S. in Biological Sciences
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Medicine
Health and Society
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Psychology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Education & Training
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports
Applied Physiology and Sport Management - Sport Management
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Humanities
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Dance Performance
Study degree
BFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Humanities
Anthropology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Applied Physiology and Sport Management - Sport Management
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Humanities
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Art
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Art History
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
B.A. in History
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Humanities
Show all
Social Sciences & Management
Anthropology
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
B.A. in Advertising - Digital Media Strategy
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
B.A. in Political Science
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
B.S. in Sociology
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Bachelor of Arts in English with a Creative Writing Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Show all
Economics & Business Management
Advertising - Digital Media Strategy
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Journalism & Media
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Advertising - Strategic Brand Management
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Applied Physiology and Sport Management - Sport Performance Leadership
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
B.A. in Advertising - Strategic Brand Management Specialization
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
B.A. in Economics
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Show all
Journalism & Media
Advertising - Digital Media Strategy
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Journalism & Media
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Fashion Media
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Applied Sciences & Professions
Arts & Humanities
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Film and Media Arts
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Journalism
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Journalism & Media
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Public Relations and Strategic Communication
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5
Other
Applied Physiology and Sport Management - Applied Physiology and Health Management
Study degree
BSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
B.A. in Advertising - creative specialization
Exams
IELTS
B.A. in Anthropology
Exams
IELTS
B.A. in Engineering Specialization
Exams
IELTS
B.A. in Psychology
Exams
IELTS
Show all
Other programs
Medicine
Health Promotion Management
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Medicine
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports
Sport Management
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Social Sciences & Management
Counseling
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, TOEFL iBT — 100
Geophysics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.3, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
History
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Master of Laws
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Master of Laws for Foreign Law School Graduates
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Show all
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Design and Innovation
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Geophysics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.3, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Master of Arts with a Major in Sustainability and Development
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Education & Training
Bilingual Education
Study degree
MEd
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 92
Counseling
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, TOEFL iBT — 100
Music Education
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
24 months (full-time), 36 months (part-time)
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Operations Research
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Education & Training
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Engineering & Technology
Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Civil Engineering - Transportation Systems Management
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Computer Engineering
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5
Data Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Datacenter Systems Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Show all
Humanities
Art History
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Bilingual Education
Study degree
MEd
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Education & Training
Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 92
Divinity
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 2.8, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
History
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Humanities
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Ministry
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Show all
Computer Science & IT
Applied Statistics and Data Analytics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Computer Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5
Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence Specialization
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Part-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0
Cybersecurity
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Show all
Economics & Business Management
Applied Statistics and Data Analytics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Business Administration
Study degree
MBA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
21 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Dispute Resolution
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
GPA — 2.8, IELTS — 6.5
Master of Arts in Economics
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Show all
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Statistics and Data Analytics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
18 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Economics & Business Management
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Economics & Business Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Geophysics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Social Sciences & Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
GPA — 3.3, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Master of Science in Geological Sciences
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Master of Science in Operations Research
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Show all
Arts & Humanities
Acting
Study degree
MFA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Art History
Study degree
MA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Civil Engineering - Transportation Systems Management
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time, part-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Conducting - Choral
Study form
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5, TOEFL iBT — 80
Show all
Other
Data Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Part-time
Duration
20 months
Exams
IELTS
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Master of Arts in Art History
Exams
IELTS
Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution
Exams
IELTS
Master of Arts in Law and Economics
Exams
IELTS
Master of Arts in Religious Studies
Exams
IELTS
Show all
Other programs
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Operations Research
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Duration
36 months
Exams
GPA, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
GPA — 3.4, TOEFL PBT — 550, TOEFL iBT — 80
Engineering & Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Study degree
PhD
Study form
Full-time
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Other
Doctor of Ministry Program
Exams
IELTS
Other programs
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Bachelor degree at SMU

For admission to an undergraduate program, you must have a GPA score of at least 2.5 and successfully pass the entrance exams. Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS. The IELTS score must be at least 6.5. A subject exam is required. The university relies on the ACT or SAT results.

GPA
2.5
IELTS
6.5

Master's degree at SMU

When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 6.5. TOEFL — 79 or higher. There is an opportunity to study at SMU via online master's programs.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
79
TOEFL PBT
550

Doctorate degree at SMU

If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass TOEFL with 80 points.

TOEFL iBT
80
TOEFL PBT
550

SMU campus

The campus of the educational institution is suburban. The advantages of such a location include the ability to quickly get to the city, access to various types of recreation (in nature and in the city) and a close-knit student community. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. SMU accepts students for international exchange programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in intercultural communication for both international and local students.

Campus Type
Suburban
Library
Yes
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