Application to the Cox School of Business - Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

    Thank you for your interest in the Cox School of Business at SMU. 

    The SMU Cox admissions team is committed to helping you navigate the admissions process. Graduate Admissions Events are held throughout the year to provide additional insight on the application process.

    Each of our programs has unique features and admissions criteria. Please visit the SMU Cox Degrees and Programs website if you need more information on our programs and to determine the best program for you. Feel free to reach out to the Graduate Admissions team for any questions or assistance with the application process, as we are always happy to help.

    There is NO application fee. Our goal is to consider every candidate. We understand the cost of applying to graduate programs can be cumbersome so SMU Cox school will subsidize the cost of the application fee for all candidates who have a serious interest in our program.

    Each start term has an application period that is considered active until the start term passes. Please note that you can only start One MBA, One MS and One Certificate application for each start term. If you would like to apply to another MBA, MS or Certificate program during the same active application period, please reach out to the Graduate Admissions Team.

    To start an application, you will need to create an account. Please use your legal First and Last Name, no nicknames, for the account creation questions! Once you create an account, you can start your application. Your information is saved in the application, so you can return and continue at any time.

    For questions regarding the application or admissions process, reach out to or 214-768-1214. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 CT. For technical difficulties only in creating or logging into your application, please email Jason McMinn, Business Systems Analyst, at with a detailed explanation of your issue.

    The Cox School of Business Graduate Admissions Team


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