Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Additional SMU Programs

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SMU Abroad

The SMU Abroad Office serves the SMU community by developing and coordinating international programs, and by providing support services during and after the experience abroad. Students at SMU have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of January, May, summer, and semester abroad programs where they study, intern and research to build global experience and intercultural competence.

For January, May and Summer abroad programs, non-refundable commitment fees are due from each student after acceptance into a program and are payable to SMU Abroad through the online application system.

Tuition is payable to SMU Division of Enrollment Services in accordance with regular University billing procedures. Deadlines are listed by term on the Bursar’s website at https://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Bursar/DueDates.

For Term-time abroad programs ( Fall and Spring), a deposit is paid directly to the program provider on a deadline set by the provider. Housing is paid directly to the program provider on a deadline set by the provider.

The balance of all other tuition and fees is payable to SMU Division of Enrollment Services in accordance with regular University billing procedures and deadlines for term-time. Deadlines are listed by term on the Bursar’s website at https://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Bursar/DueDates.

Additional information can be obtained from: https://www.smu.edu/Abroad/Cost-and-Aid

SMU Abroad
Southern Methodist University
Blanton Student Services Building
6185 Airline Road, Suite 216
Dallas, TX 75205


Mailing address:

PO Box 750391
Dallas, TX 75275-0391



SMU’s 423-acre campus in Northern New Mexico is located at historic Fort Burgwin.  In this unique setting, SMU provides opportunities for experiential learning that foster academic and personal growth.  Students can fulfill major, minor, and CC requirements taking classes in Taos during January, May, June and August terms.  Class sessions are generally about 2 weeks, although some courses may meet over a longer 4-week format. Diverse course offerings allow students of all majors to participate.  Students apply to the Taos program during the fall or spring term immediately preceding the Taos term and are helped with enrollment and travel preparation by the SMU-in-Taos office.

The SMU-in-Taos program offers the same undergraduate tuition rate as the main campus. Students attending SMU-in-Taos will pay room and board rates that are competitive with those on the main campus in Dallas. Existing SMU scholarships and financial aid apply to Taos tuition at a prorated amount. Students seeking further assistance can also apply for the Friends of Taos scholarship. Resident Assistant (RA) opportunities can also help mitigate the cost for students.  Students plan and pay for their own travel arrangements.  Tuition, course fees, and room and board charges are payable to SMU Division of Enrollment Services, Bursar’s Office or online at my.SMU.edu. Cancellation and refund policies and dates can be found at smu.edu/taos.

For more information on Taos programs, visit smu.edu/taos, email smutaos@smu.edu, or call 214-768-3657.

Intersession Programs on the Dallas Campus

Jan Term 2024

January 2–12, 2024 (8 class days)

May Term 2024

May 9 – May 23, 2024 (11 class days)

Summer Sessions 2024

June Session (Sum 1): June 3 – July 2, 2024 (22 class days)
June A Session: June 3- June 17, 2024 (11 class days)
June B Session: June 18 - July 2, 2024 (11 class days)

July Session (Sum 2): July 8 – August 6, 2024 (22 class days)
July A Session: July 8 - July 22, 2024 (11 class days)
July B Session: July 23 - August 6, 2024 (11 class days)

Combined Session (Sum 3): June 3- August 6, 2024

SMU offers students opportunities to take additional courses in a smaller class setting during the winter and summer breaks. In Jan Term, students complete one course in just 8 class days; in May Term students complete one course in just 11 days. The June and July intersessions are either 11 class days or 22 class days in length. Some online courses are also available in Jan Term and in the summer, each approximately one month in duration. A few courses run all summer long in a Combined 10-week session. Students may take up to 14 credit hours during the summer term, but should not participate in more than 7 credit hours in the month of June and 7 credit hours in the month of July.

Whether the goal is to get ahead of the curve, explore new interests, or stay on track for graduation, Intersessions let students customize their experience and make the most of their time at SMU. Some 70 courses in a variety of subjects are offered during each of the January and May intersessions, and more than 200 courses are offered over the June and July sessions. Courses fulfill Common Curriculum (CC), major, minor, or elective requirements. Any SMU student is eligible to enroll in Intersessions through my.SMU. It may also be possible for non-SMU students to attend intersession courses after being admitted as visiting students.

Intersessions tuition comes at an additional cost to Fall/Spring. No general student fees are assessed for Intersessions, though course-specific costs such as lab/studio fees or travel/accommodation fees may be associated with some courses. Most SMU merit-based and need-based financial aid is available in pro-rated amounts. Federal and state funds are not available for Jan Term and May Term but may be available for Summer if a student maintains enrollment in 6 or more credit hours.

Students living in SMU Residential Commons in both Fall and Spring terms who wish to remain on campus during Jan Term may stay in their current room at no additional charge. Students in residence and staying for May Term are eligible for on-campus housing by application, but those accepted will be moved to a single May Term commons and additional charges will apply. On-campus housing is available to any student attending June and July by application, space permitting; additional housing charges will apply. All housing arrangements and fees are administered by SMU Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) and SMU Dining Services.

For more information about SMU intersessions, please visit our website, smu.edu/intersessions. Email us at intersessions@smu.edu or call 214-768-1009.

Perkins School of Theology Houston-Galveston Program

Perkins School of Theology offers students in the Houston-Galveston region- and others willing to travel to Houston- a hybrid program with the opportunity to complete two different master’s degree in theology on-site: the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.).

Auditors may take these courses with the permission of the instructors and payment of the audit fee.

The Houston-Galveston program also includes a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) degree program.  Classes in this D.Min. program meet fully in-person and are not offered in a hybrid learning format. For more information, please contact the Director of the D.Min. program at dmin@smu.edu.

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