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Southern Methodist University

PhD Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders.

Education

SMU’s nearly 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs.

Research

SMU is a private research university with a legacy of scholarly impact, creating knowledge and leaders through research and graduate education.

Career

SMU Dedman School of Law Office of Career Services is committed to fostering the professional development of our students to position them for success in law and business. We also work with a wide variety of employers, helping them meet their hiring needs with our students and graduates while providing students access and exposure to a broad range of employment opportunities.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
477 3
2019
480 -14
2018
466
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
501 200
2018
701
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
701 -50
2019
651 50
2018
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The Office of the Dean of Student Life is one of the primary areas within the Division of Student Affairs at SMU. This office oversees departments that provide essential services and programs to students, parents and the University as a whole.

Housing services

Accommodations may require an assessment of the environment to determine whether they are reasonable in a particular class.  As a result, the implementation of these accommodations cannot always be defined outright by DASS, but rather warrants additional consideration that will vary from one course to another based on its essential components.  

Library services

If you live near Dallas or are visiting the area, please feel free to stop by and use the libraries in-person. You can borrow from most of the libraries on-campus with an alumni library card and we look forward to assisting you with your research needs.

ICT services

To fulfill its mission, OIT provides computing, information processing, and communications resources to satisfy the needs of faculty, students, and staff, and offers comprehensive support services to help them use technology effectively and creatively.

Medical services

Advances in public health and clinical care, along with transformative applications of computer sciences and mobile technology have enabled health providers to help people live longer and more productive lives.

Student Life

Campus life

In the fall of 1997, we opened SMU-in-Plano in Plano’s Legacy Business Park and expanded our reach north into Collin County and beyond. The journey of SMU-in-Plano began with a few well defined goals:

  • Extend SMU’s reach to meet the educational needs of residents in rapidly growing Collin County
  • Make it easier for working professionals to earn advanced degrees and certificates necessary to get ahead in their careers
  • Collaborate with area businesses and design programs that tap into the resources of the entire university.

Sports facilities

The Center offers 170,000 square feet of indoor recreational space plus an outdoor social area that includes The Falls (a zero entry pool with 7-foot waterfalls), two sand volleyball courts, and leisure spaces. So come check us out and find the active way you want to live.

Student clubs

  • Asian Council (AC)
  • Asian American Leadership & Educational Conference (AALEC)
  • African Student Association (ASA)
  • Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA)
  • Association of Black Students (ABS)
  • Black Men Emerging (BME) 
  • Chinese Student Association (CSA)
  • College Hispanic American Students (CHAS)
  • East Asian Student Association (EASA)
  • Indian Student Association (ISA)
  • Korean Students Association (KSA)
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Accreditation

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Inc., an association that represents campus public safety leaders at more than 1,000 institutions of higher education, offers IACLEA Accreditation to colleges and university law enforcement, security, and public safety agencies. IACLEA Accreditation constitutes recognition that an agency conforms to the highest professional standards for campus law enforcement and protective services.

Dallas, Texas, United States

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