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Graduate Programs at SMU

Graduate Program 123 Programs
Online Graduate Courses 31 Programs
Graduate Enrollment 5,170
Offered Award Levels Master's, Doctorate
Tuition & Fees $47,478

Graduate Programs Overview

Southern Methodist University offers 123 graduate programs as well as undergraduate programs. Among them, 31 graduate programs are available through distance education (online classes). Total 5,170 graduate students have enrolled in graduate programs at SMU and 501 students enrolled online exclusively in graduate programs. For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate program tuition & fees are $47,478. Next table summarizes the general information about graduate programs at Southern Methodist University.
Graduate Program Information
Awarded Degree ProgramsMaster's (89 programs)
Doctorate - Research (33 programs)
Doctorate - Practical (1 programs)
Online Graduate ProgramsMaster's (25 programs)
Doctorate - Research (6 programs)
Tuition & Fees$47,478
Graduate Student Enrollment5,170 graduate students
501 enrolled in online courses
* The tuition & fees are for regular (traditional) graduate degree program and, for online programs, tuition rate may differ from it.
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Offered Graduate Degrees at SMU

It offers 123 graduate programs through online and on-site (classroom) education. Through distance learning, it offers Master's and Doctorate degree and/or programs. The Next table lists the number of graduate programs by offered degree and online availability. You can check the offered major programs by degree at the area of study page.
Offered Degrees and Number of Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Master's Degree8925
Post Master's Degree10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship336
Doctor's degree - professional practice10
Total12331

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate program tuition & fees are $47,478 at Southern Methodist University. The 2021 graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.47% compared to the previous year. The next table shows the graduate school tuition & fees trends over last 4 years.
2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
2018201920202021
Tuition & Fees$46,800$47,024$47,256$47,478
* The tuition & fees are for regular (traditional) graduate degree program and, for online programs, tuition rate may differ from it.
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[Chart] Southern Methodist University Graduate Tuition & Fees

Graduate School Student Population

At Southern Methodist University, 5,170 students are enrolled in graduate programs - 2,716 male and 2,454 female students. By attendance status, there are 2,622 full-time and 2,548 part-time students. The Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Enrollment
TotalFemaleMale
Total5,1702,4542,716
Full-time2,6221,1981,424
Part-time2,5481,2561,292
[Chart] Southern Methodist University Graduate School Student Population

Enrolled Students in Online Graduate Programs

At Southern Methodist University, 501 students are enrolled exclusively in graduate online courses and 348 students are enrolled in some online courses out of total of 5,170 students.
Distance Learning Enrollment in Graduate Programs
Graduate Students
Total5,170
Online Exclusively501
In Some Online Classes348
Not In Online Classes4,321
[Chart] Southern Methodist University Enrolled Students in Online Graduate Programs