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Information Technology at Southern Methodist University

What traits are you looking for in a IT school? To help you decide if Southern Methodist University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's IT program.

SMU is located in Dallas, Texas and has a total student population of 11,824.

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

SMU Information Technology Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in IT

Online Classes Are Available at SMU

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, SMU does offer online courses in IT for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

SMU Information Technology Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

IT Student Demographics at SMU

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

SMU Information Technology Master’s Program

43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 7 students who earned a master's degree in Information Technology from SMU in 2018-2019, 57% were men and 43% were women.

SMU Gender Breakdown of Information Technology 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 IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at Southern Methodist University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That IT Grads May Go Into

A degree in IT 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
Computer User Support Specialists 60,380 $52,250
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 35,100 $89,500
Computer Workers 25,620 $90,290
Computer and Information Systems Managers 22,350 $154,650
Managers 20,710 $122,130


*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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