Admission Criteria for the Residential SCM Master's Degree

The SCMr (Residential) program is optimized for early-career supply chain and operations professionals who wish to step out of the workforce for a short amount of time, receive intense training, and re-enter the workforce at a much higher level of responsibility and a larger paycheck.  Our students tend to range in age from 25 to 35 years old with an average age of 29 years.  Diversity in the student body is an important characteristic of the SCM program. Applicants are expected to have college-level training in analytical thinking. Applicants who majored in engineering, science, business, economics, finance, math, and computer science have all been admitted. Applicants should demonstrate training in college-level calculus, probability, and statistics.  Equally important is an applicant's work experience.  A minimum of two years of relevant work experience is required (5 years is preferred).  The following information is critical to your understanding of our admissions process and to the preparation of your application. Please also visit the ‘FAQ’ section of this website for even more information.


(NOTE: The Blended Program application is different from the Residential Program Application)

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the deadlines. The Admission's Committee will not evaluate incomplete applications. Students are welcome to submit their applications along with the supplemental materials at any point before each round's deadline, however; applications will only be reviewed shortly after each deadline.  The online application for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available beginning September 15th, 2017.

  • Round I Deadline: November 15
  • Round II Deadline: February 1
  • Round III Deadline: April 1

Application Requirements

To apply to SCM's highly competitive program, you must submit more than just an application. Below is a list of all the supplemental documents needed to complete your application.

  • GMAT or GRE Test Results - All applicants are required to take either the GRE General Test or the GMAT or earn a waiver (see requirements for waiver below) of these tests. GRE Institute code: 3514, Department code: 4313 GMAT code:X5X-DS-95

  • Waiver of GMAT or GRE Test – Candidates can skip the GRE or GMAT test if they take the first three courses for the MIT Micro Masters Credential in Supply Chain Management and show proficiency (score highly).  This includes SC0x, SC1x, and SC2x in the EdX on-line program as a verified student. Candidates seeking this waiver, must request an official transcript here.

  • IELTS or TOEFL Test Results -  Minimum score required: 7 (IELTS) or 100 (TOEFL) Applicants from non-English-speaking nations must offer evidence of written and oral proficiency in the English language by taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). To request a waiver (directly in the online application), you must meet the following criteria: Received an undergraduate degree (4 years) from a U.S. University or College OR Attended both primary and secondary schools taught in English
  • Resume or CV - note that a minimum of two years full time work experience at the time of applying is needed. 
  • Transcripts - the undergraduate curriculum should demonstrate strong performance and quantitative training
  • Statement of Objectives - tell us why you want to study supply chain management
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation 
  • Video Statement 

Ready to apply? Please review the detailed instructions.

(NOTE: The Blended Program application is different from the Residential Program Application)