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Southern Methodist University - Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Southern Methodist University - Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Southern Methodist University - Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Introduction

SMU's Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies is proud to offer doctoral and master’s degrees in a wide variety of fields across four different colleges and schools: the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, the Lyle School of Engineering, the Meadows School of the Arts, and the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. These programs help students to pursue their passions and make significant contributions to both academia and industry.

  • 32 Doctoral degrees
  • 120+ Masters degrees
  • 47 Fully-funded Ph.D. fellows

Thinking about studying at SMU? Welcome!

Southern Methodist University is a private, research-driven institution focused on providing innovative, interdisciplinary, and impactful studies. Located in the international city of Dallas, TX, our graduate students get to live and learn in one of the 10 best business locations in the U.S. according to Fortune magazine.

The Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, in partnership with five of SMU's Colleges and Schools, offers 32 doctoral degrees and over 120 master's degrees in addition to several professional degrees. These programs help our students pursue their passions and make significant contributions in their academic fields and beyond.

Diversity at SMU

Southern Methodist University is committed to nurturing an inclusive, respectful, and intellectually challenging environment for all of our graduate students.

We believe that a supportive community embracing individual viewpoints and backgrounds leads to a more rigorous academic environment and a more fulfilling experience for all.

Scholarships and Funding

Mustang Fellowships - Domestic students

SMU offers Mustang Fellowships to a select group of incoming Ph.D. students who identify as diverse in their disciplines. These fellowships provide tuition waivers, health insurance, and stipends of $30,000 for up to five years. They thus concretely support SMU's commitment to an inclusive graduate community by creating additional funded positions in Ph.D. programs for students with diverse backgrounds. Applicants must be nominated by their prospective Ph.D. program at the time of admission to be considered for a Mustang Fellowship. Applicants who wish to be considered for a Mustang Fellowship are asked to provide in their application a brief essay explaining why their educational, cultural, geographic, or familial background will contribute to graduate program diversity at SMU.

McNair Scholars - Domestic students

SMU encourages McNair Scholars to apply to graduate studies at Southern Methodist University by waiving their application fee. Applicants to Dedman College should identify themselves in their graduate applications. Applicants for the other graduate programs should contact their school's admissions office for application fee waiver information.

In addition, a limited number of tuition waivers are designated for admitted McNair Scholar doctoral applicants. SMU supports the aims of this program - to identify and mentor undergraduates as they prepare for graduate school - and we are excited to participate in realizing the goal.

Moody Graduate Fellowships - International students

Moody Graduate Fellowships are offered to Ph.D. applicants who show exceptional promise for academic success and are a mark of the University's commitment to excellence in graduate education. They provide tuition waivers, health insurance, and stipends of $30,000 for up to five years.

Students who apply to a Ph.D. program at SMU by the priority deadline are eligible for the Moody Graduate Fellowship. Each department may nominate only one candidate, and only candidates nominated by their department will be considered.

University Ph.D. Fellowships - International students

SMU is proud to offer University Ph.D. Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. and Ph.D.-equivalent graduate student candidates. This fellowship provides funding above the amount typically available to students through their department and is renewable for a total of five years of support, contingent upon acceptable progress toward the degree.

All students who apply to a Ph.D. program at SMU by the priority deadline are eligible for the University Ph.D. Fellowship. Each department may nominate a limited number of candidates, and only candidates nominated by their department will be considered.

Locations

  • 6425 Boaz Lane, , Dallas

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