Admissions Overview

SMU seeks students whose academic abilities can successfully meet the demands of a rigorous graduate program. We seek candidates who are interested in becoming practitioners in the field of data science.

Applications are reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible.

January 2019 Cohort

Priority Application Deadline September 28, 20181

Early Action Deadline October 19, 20182

Final Application Deadline - November 9, 2018

Classes Start - January 6, 2019

May 2019 Cohort

Early Action Deadline  December 3, 20182

Priority Application Deadline  February 8, 20191

Final Application Deadline - March 9, 2019

Classes Start -  May 5, 2019

September 2019 Cohort

Priority Application Deadline April 26, 20191

Early Action Deadline May 31, 20192

Final Application Deadline - June 28, 2019

Classes Start - August 25, 2019

The SMU Data Science Student

SMU is looking for well-rounded students who are passionate about the future of data and are looking to advance their careers to become leaders in the field of data science.

DataScience@SMU students are interested in:

  • Capturing, analyzing and interpreting data to gain insight.
  • Communicating results to key stakeholders in order to influence effective business decisions.
  • Gaining and applying skills in areas such as statistics, data mining, predictive analysis and visualization to impact a wide variety of organizations.

If you are ready to take the next step toward advancing your data science career, request information.

Application Fee

1 A $75 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for DataScience@SMU. Applicants who submit an application before the priority application deadline will receive a reduced application fee of $45.


Early Action

2Applicants who submit a completed application before the early action deadline will receive an admissions decision sooner, and have first priority to register for classes in their first term.