Southern Methodist University, based in Dallas, TX offers a fully funded PhD in Data Science. The Ph.D. in Data Science at SMU is distinctive because of its highly interdisciplinary nature. Student and faculty interests will continue to set directions for how the program evolves in the future. The goal of this program is to recognize that data science research can inform nearly every discipline at the university and beyond; and that the future of research and work in data science will not be limited to specific and restricted areas. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program receive a generous annual stipend. All students will have the opportunity to be both research and teaching assistants.