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Southwest Airlines

The University of Dallas is proud to be a preferred educational partner of Southwest Airlines. As such, its employees, spouses and dependents are eligible for the following:

Graduate Business Programs

University of Dallas Grad StudentsAll students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS) and graduate certificate programs are eligible for a special tuition rate of $1,000 per credit hour (approximately a 20 percent scholarship).

All of our graduate programs are in 12-week terms and offer rolling admissions meaning there are no admissions deadlines. As long as you submit your application two business days before the specific term start date you can begin class on the closest start date.

Program Credits Standard Tuition The Southwest Airlines Partnership Tuition
Master of Business Administration 30 $37,500 $30,000
Master of Business Administration with Concentration 42 $52,500 $42,000
Master of Science in Accounting 33 $41,250 $33,000
Master of Science in Business Analytics 33 $41,250 $33,000
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
30 $37,500 $30,000
Master of Science in Cyber Intelligence 42 $52,500 $42,000
Master of Science in Finance
33 $41,250 $33,000
Master of Science in Financial Analytics 42 $52,500 $42,000
Master of Science in Information & Technology Management
30 $37,500 $30,000
Graduate Certificates 18 $22,500 $18,000

Undergraduate Degree Grants

Southwest Airlines employees and their dependents who are admitted to the university's undergraduate program are eligible for a grant for up to $5,000 in each year of enrollment. The grant is determined by the university based on financial needs as established on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Learn more about our undergraduate programs.

Fully Online Graduate Degrees

In our pursuit to accommodate working professionals, we offer many of our graduate degrees 100 percent online. These include:

MBA (30-hour)

MBA with Cybersecurity Concentration

MBA with Finance Concentration

MS Cybersecurity

Although not every degree can be completed strictly online, several courses are offered in a variety of formats. To learn more about our course offerings, contact Elizabeth V. Cerda at or at 972-721-5232.

Featured Faculty Member

Mike Magusiak, former President and Chief Executive Officer of CEC Entertainment, Inc., parent of Chuck. E. Cheese. Photo: Jake Dean

Learn more about Mike.

University of Dallas Executive Education

The Executive Education Center will work with Southwest Airlines and its employees to provide customized continuing education at a reduced rate. Professional development programs include Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and HR Manager (PHR & SPHR).

Eligibility Requirements

If you have a U.S. bachelor’s degree in any field (or the foreign equivalent), you may be eligible for admission to one of our graduate business programs. The minimum admissions requirements are:

  • U.S. bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 from a regionally accredited college or university (or comparable foreign degree)
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in any graduate level coursework completed
  • Good academic standing with all colleges attended
  • No GMAT required

Individuals must apply to the University of Dallas through the normal application process and will be evaluated according to the same admission standards as all other applicants. To begin receiving benefits applicants should notify the Human Resources Department at Southwest Airlines as soon as possible after they have been admitted to the university.

See our calendar for a list of start dates.

Questions about starting your application?

Liz Cerda

Elizabeth V. Cerda

Graduate Admissions Counselor