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 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 is dedicated to shaping world changers. It prepares students to make an impact through their chosen professions and service to society.
Online programs at Southern Methodist make it possible for students to keep their skills current or explore an entirely new field, no matter where they are. Virtual students also benefit from the connections they make with classmates all over the world. The same professors teach in-person and online courses, ensuring that all students receive the same high-quality and interactive education.
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
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Methodist University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)