Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for answers to questions about the SMU Coding Boot Camp, SMU Data Science Boot Camp, SMU FinTech Boot Camp, or SMU Cybersecurity Boot Camp? We’re here to help.

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  • Classes begin quarterly. Please visit our schedule page for details.

  • Our part-time program is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement. The part-time schedule allows you to continue working while advancing your skills.
  • Students can complete the part-time program in 6 months (24 weeks).
  • The cost of the part-time program is $11,995*, and the cost of the full-time program is $12,995*. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

*Tuition is subject to change

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance, and technical interview training. In addition, we offer students experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their portfolio. Learn more about our career services.
  • While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.
  • We believe the main criterion for success in our program is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning web development is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants who are determined and willing to give the program their all in order to achieve life-changing results.
  • No, applicants do not need to be SMU students. This program is offered through SMU Professional and Online (SMU PRO).
  • Our program has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving assessment.
  • No, the only requirement is that you be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.
  • We offer the flexibility of a part-time program, allowing working professionals to study web development without leaving work.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Dallas market.
  • Our part-time program requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual core processor.
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements,  please check with our admissions advisor first.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • Currently, SMU alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing, payment plans, and loans.
  • Please call our admissions advisor at (214) 775-9982 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our student portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.
  • Classes begin quarterly. Please visit our schedule page for details.

  • Our part-time program is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement. The part-time schedule allows you to continue working while advancing your skills.
  • Students can complete the part-time program in 6 months (24 weeks).
  • The cost of the program is $12,745*. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

*Tuition is subject to change

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance, and technical interview training. In addition, we offer students experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their portfolio. Learn more about our career services.
  • No previous experience is required. It is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.
  • We believe the main criterion for success in our program is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning data science is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants who are determined and willing to give the program their all in order to achieve life-changing results.
  • No, applicants do not need to be SMU students. This program is offered through SMU Professional and Online (SMU PRO).
  • Our program has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving assessment.
  • We offer the flexibility of a part-time program, allowing working professionals to study data science without leaving work.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Dallas market.
  • Our part-time program requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual-core processor (64 bit).
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 or later is also required.
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements, please check with our admissions advisor first.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • Currently, SMU alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing, payment plans, and loans.
  • Please call our admissions advisor at (214) 775-9982 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our student portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.
  • Classes begin quarterly. Please visit our schedule page for details.
  • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.
  • The program is part-time. Students can complete it in six months (24 weeks).
  • The cost of the program is $12,495*. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

*Tuition is subject to change

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities. Learn more about our career services.
  • No programming or finance experience is required, however it is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.
  • We believe the main criterion for success in our program is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning fintech is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants who are determined and willing to give the program their all in order to achieve life-changing results.
  • No, applicants do not need to be SMU students. This program is offered through SMU Professional and Online (SMU PRO).
  • Our program has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving assessment.
  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study FinTech without leaving their current job.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Dallas market.
  • Our part-time program requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual-core processor (64 bit).
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 or later is also required.
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements, please check with our admissions advisor first.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • Currently, SMU alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing, payment plans, and loans.
  • Please call our admissions advisor at (214) 775-9982 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our student portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.
  • Classes begin quarterly. Please visit our schedule page for details.
  • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.
  • The program is part-time. Students can complete it in six months (24 weeks).
  • The cost of the program is $12,995*. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

*Tuition is subject to change

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities. Learn more about our career services.
  • While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.
  • We believe the main criterion for success in our program is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning cybersecurity is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants who are determined and willing to give the program their all in order to achieve life-changing results.
  • No, applicants do not need to be SMU students. This program is offered through SMU Professional and Online (SMU PRO).
  • Our program has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving assessment.
  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals and students to study cybersecurity without leaving their current job.
  • We put the student experience first, using substantial analytics to track the academic journey and ensure that we provide top-quality learning.
  • You will benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare you for success as you work to advance or change careers.
  • We employ skilled instructors and provide a curriculum based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.
  • Our part-time program requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual-core processor (64 bit).
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 or later is also required.
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements, please check with our admissions advisor first.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • Currently, SMU alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing, payment plans, and loans.
  • Please call our admissions advisor at (214) 775-9982 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our student portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.

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