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Graduation Statistics

74%

graduate within six years
  • 75% within eight years
  • 59% within four years
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3,740 Graduates
Southern Methodist University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

1,835 Faculty
Full Time
  • 1,106 Instructional
  • 12 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 705 Instructional
  • 12 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

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Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Sarah from Richardson, TX
  • 5
  • My experience at SMU has been very rewarding since it has open up for me many opportunities. After taking organic chemistry, I realized that I have a great passion for…

  • Jan-21-2010 Read More
  • From Grand Prairie, TX
  • 5
  • SMU has an amazing academic curriculum and expects a lot from its students. Although the workload is intense, time management is the key to success. Each professor gives a syllabus…

  • Jan-11-2010 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies 1 - -
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 1 - -
Italian Studies - - -
Latin American Studies 3 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry 8 - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 58 3 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 90 100 -
Business Administration and Management, General 41 145 -
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies - 65 -
Finance, General 186 165 -
Financial Planning and Services 30 16 -
Insurance 1 - -
Labor and Industrial Relations - - -
Management Information Systems, General - 35 -
Management Science, General 24 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 74 61 -
Real Estate 19 - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advertising 76 - -
Journalism 57 - -
Public Relations/Image Management 69 - -
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects - 24 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 22 12 1
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration andManagement, Other - 20 -
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Bilingual and Multilingual Education - 10 -
Education, Other - 77 2
Music Teacher Education 8 6 -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Civil Engineering, General 12 5 1
Computer Engineering, General 8 33 1
Computer Software Engineering - 25 -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 10 31 7
Engineering Science - 1 -
Engineering, General 36 6 -
Engineering, Other - 21 -
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 3 9 -
Manufacturing Engineering - 8 -
Mechanical Engineering 41 15 4
Operations Research - 12 1
Systems Engineering - 67 -
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Engineering/Industrial Management - 48 2
Telecommunications Technology/Technician - 47 -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing 7 - -
English Language and Literature, General 37 1 -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Facilities Planning and Management - 4 -
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
French Language and Literature 15 - -
German Language and Literature 1 - -
Italian Language and Literature - - -
Spanish Language and Literature 70 - -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor - 31 -
Music Therapy/Therapist 1 - -
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 52 9 3
Legal Professions and Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence - 2 1
Law - - 257
Programs for Foreign Lawyers - 35 -
Tax Law/Taxation - 17 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master Doctorate
General Studies 2 - -
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 8 1 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 42 - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - 30 -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computational Mathematics - 4 6
Mathematics, General 63 - -
Statistics, General 2 2 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
International/Global Studies 35 - -
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 4 - -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - - -
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution - 42 -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 1 2 -
Environmental Studies 3 - -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 18 - -
Religion/Religious Studies 13 - 10
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 11 - 3
Geology/Earth Science, General 9 1 2
Geophysics and Seismology - - -
Physics, General 1 - 2
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - - 1
Psychology, General 131 4 -
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Policy Analysis 26 - -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 33 8 4
Applied Economics - 9 -
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 1 - -
Economics, General 210 16 5
Political Science and Government, General 97 - -
Social Sciences, General 10 - -
Sociology 46 - -
Theology and Religious Vocations Bachelor Master Doctorate
Divinity/Ministry - 60 -
Religious/Sacred Music - 8 -
Theology/Theological Studies - 19 6
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 25 3 -
Arts Management - 21 -
Cinematography and Film/Video Production - 6 -
Conducting - 2 -
Dance, General 19 3 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 20 8 -
Film/Cinema Studies 35 - -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 15 4 -
Music History, Literature, and Theory - 1 -
Music Performance, General 6 19 -
Music Theory and Composition 3 1 -
Music, General 7 - -
Piano and Organ 2 1 -
Voice and Opera 7 9 -