As you research and prepare for graduate school, make sure you understand the process at every step. Whether that means you are choosing a program, applying for graduate school, or preparing to write your dissertation, you need to be as informed as possible to make the best decisions.
Access our guides and download the eBook versions to help you on your journey as a graduate student or check out our blog, Advancing the Field for more informational material.
Discover world-changing research, competitive funding, & professional and community engagement at SMU. Learn how the monumental $100 million gift from the Moody Foundation provides a direct benefit for prospective graduate students (like you).
Access insider information you need in order to choose a program, apply successfully, and thrive during your years of graduate study.
Get to know the city of Dallas through our guide and learn what it is like to live, work, eat, study, and relax here while completing your graduate degree at SMU.
Read information about choosing and applying to a Ph.D. program, financing your degree, navigating housing and living in the U.S., and finding resources at SMU that can help you to do all these things successfully.
SMU's Graduate School is proud to offer doctoral and master’s degrees in a wide variety of fields. This guide is designed to give you an overview of the admissions requirements and processes for our Master’s and Doctoral programs.
This resource highlights the value of Earth Science, details current research among SMU Earth Sciences faculty members, describes the different research areas available within the Earth Sciences discipline, and discusses career options available to a Ph.D. professional in this field.
This resource aims to demonstrate the value of education research, explore current research occurring in the field, and exemplify how SMU offers high-caliber research opportunities to its doctoral candidates.
Explore the many facets of electrical and computer engineering and the Ph.D. programs that are preparing these engineers to invent the future. The guide also looks at research being conducted within the field and specifically at Southern Methodist University.
Because of the explosion of data from devices such as sensors, cell phones, and medical instruments, as well as from business processes, surveys, and social media, there is accelerating demand for specialists who are trained in data collection and analysis.
In this guide, you will get a chance to dive deeper into what it means to study physics, what types of careers are available to physicists, and how Southern Methodist University is preparing their physics graduate students for meaningful careers.
Learn in the guide about the interdisciplinary nature of chemical research, the cutting-edge research taking place on SMU’s high-performance computers, and the history of SMU’s Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Ph.D. Program.
The decision to pursue a Ph.D. requires lots of deliberation, research, and planning. Address some of your initial reservations by debunking these five common myths!
Contact our Director of Graduate Recruitment who can help point you in the right direction.