According to this: http://lyle.smu.edu/files/Graduate_Degree_Summary.pdf Southern Methodist University offers the Doctor of Engineering in Software Engineering via distance learning. However, when I go to the "Graduate Request" page at: https://lyle.smu.edu/graduate/request.html to get more info, the "Distance Learning" selection is not available under "Study Format" when I select "Ph.D/D.E." under "Degree Plan". For that matter, when I select "Ph.D/D.E." under "Degree Plan", then select "On Campus Full Time", "Software Engineering" isn't even listed under "Area of Interest". E-mails to SMU's Distance Education staff have gone unanswered so far, but I'm guessing this is because they might still be on break. If I recall correctly, classes don't start back up until Jan 20th there, so I guess I should be more patient and wait at least another 2 weeks. I'm looking to obtain an M.S. in Software Engineering via distance learning, and I've narrowed my choices down to either University of Michigan Dearborn or SMU. If there's a chance I can go on to earn a D.Eng. in SE via distance learning, then it might be less hassle to take the masters at SMU (I wouldn't have to worry how classes from another school will transfer over and so forth). However, if that PDF file is mistaken and in fact SMU does not offer the D.Eng. in Software Engineering via DL then I'd rather take the masters at the University of Michigan Dearborn simply due to the reputation of the school. From what I understand, SMU isn't really known for engineering, at least when compared to UMD. Tuition costs for both schools, however, are comparable (i.e. both expensive as hell!) so cost can't be used as a deciding factor here. I'm questioning that PDF file because the "Graduate Request" page doesn't list the D.Eng. in SE being available via DL ... hell it doesn't even list the D.Eng. in SE being available at all! Of course, this could just mean the "Graduate Request" page is out dated. Does anybody here have any more info regarding earning the D.Eng. in SE from SMU via DL? It would be a dream to earn that doctorate! I'm getting ready to just call them up, but was wondering if anybody here has an insight.