A nationally ranked private university, Southern Methodist University is a distinguished center for teaching and research located near the heart of Dallas. SMU's students benefit from small classes, research opportunities, leadership development, international study and innovative programs. SMU is dedicated to shaping world changers. It prepares students to make an impact through their chosen professions and service to society. SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church in partnership with civic leaders. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.
SMU offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs from the following colleges and schools:
- Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
- Cox School of Business
- Meadows School of the Arts
- Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
- Dedman School of Law
- Perkins School of Theology
- Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
SMU offers professional certificate program online through the department of Continuing and Professional Education.