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    Southern Methodist University
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Catalog Policy and Legal Statement

Bulletin of Southern Methodist University 2017-2018 Vol. CI

Southern Methodist University publishes a complete bulletin every year. The following catalogs constitute the General Bulletin of the University:

  • Undergraduate Catalog
  • Cox School of Business Graduate Catalog
  • Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Graduate Catalog
  • Dedman School of Law Graduate Catalog
  • SMU Guildhall Graduate Catalog
  • Lyle School of Engineering Graduate Catalog
  • Meadows School of the Arts Graduate Catalog
  • Perkins School of Theology Graduate Catalog
  • Simmons School of Education and Human Development Graduate Catalog

In addition, certain locations or programs provide their own schedules:

  • Continuing Education
  • Jan Term
  • SMU Abroad
  • SMU-in-Plano
  • SMU-in-Taos (Fort Burgwin)
  • Summer Studies

Every effort has been made to include in this catalog information that, at the time of preparation for publishing, most accurately represents Southern Methodist University. The provisions of the publication are not, however, to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Southern Methodist University. The University reserves the right to change, at any time and without prior notice, any provision or requirement, including, but not limited to, policies, procedures, charges, financial aid programs, refund policies and academic programs.

Catalog addenda are published online at An addendum includes graduation, degree and transfer requirements that do not appear in a specific print or online catalog but apply in that academic year.

Information also is available at

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX* Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688.


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