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Information Science at Southern Methodist University

If you are interested in studying information science, you may want to check out the program at Southern Methodist University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

SMU is located in Dallas, Texas and approximately 11,824 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Science section at the bottom of this page.

SMU Information Science Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in IS

Online Classes Are Available at SMU

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? SMU offers distance education options for IS at the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

SMU Information Science Rankings

IS Student Demographics at SMU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IS majors at Southern Methodist University.

SMU Information Science Master’s Program

25% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 117 IS students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from SMU, about 75% were men and 25% were women.

SMU Gender Breakdown of Information Science Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a master's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Southern Methodist University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 20
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 57
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Careers That IS Grads May Go Into

A degree in IS can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for TX, the home state for Southern Methodist University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Systems Software Developers 28,720 $110,740
Computer Workers 25,620 $90,290
Computer and Information Systems Managers 22,350 $154,650
Computer Science Professors 2,590 $92,350
Computer and Information Research Scientists 1,830 $125,800


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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