The World Needs Learners

Whether you're looking to jumpstart your career, gain new skills, or spark your creativity, SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) can help you achieve your goals.

Continuing and Professional Education at SMU

Are you ready to up your game, sharpen your skills, and expand your possibilities? SMU CAPE offers engaging learning opportunities for all types of learners. Short courses, certificates and customized programs taught by world-class instructors will give you the knowledge and skills to transform your world!

SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) is a division of Southern Methodist University, the nationally ranked, globally recognized comprehensive research university in metropolitan Dallas.


Our noncredit programs enhance your life and help you reach your academic or career goals. Take advantage of flexible class schedules and online options to maximize your learning. Find a program or course that fits your interests and needs.

Professional Certificates

Knowledge and skills to advance your career.

Short Courses

Quick classes with big impact.

College Prep Workshops

For students going into grades 7-12.

Corporate Programs

Partnerships and opportunities for your organization.

Customized Learning

Training programs to support your organization. 
Celebrating 70 Years of Lifelong Learning
For seven decades, SMU CAPE has offered a diverse array of learning experiences for our community. Join us to celebrate a tradition of excellence and a bright future of lifelong learning and professional development programs.

Why Study at SMU?

Distinguished faculty and highly experienced practitioners

Expert Instructors

Distinguished faculty and experienced practitioners guide you through the learning process, facilitating meaningful and interactive experiences either on campus or online.

SMU’s global alumni organization

World-class Education

Our continuing and professional programs and courses are rooted in the world-class reputation of SMU.

Acquire the in-demand skills

Industry Ties

Professional and continuing education students tap into SMU’s deep ties to industries based in Dallas’ thriving economy, throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Convenient online classes

Prepare for Success

Students with an SMU education are well prepared to impress, earn respect and succeed in their careers.