Application Requirements: MIT SCMr and SCMb

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  1. Start with the Admissions Overview, then
  2. Read through the info on this page 
  • Note that some requirements are different for residential and blended program applicants.

Questions on the application process or requirements? Email us – we're happy to help.

Required and supplemental documents needed to complete the application:

  • SC0x or GMAT/GRE (Residential applicants only)
    • SC0x - Supply Chain Analytics - Applicants to the residential master's programs are encouraged to complete SC0x - Supply Chain Analytics as a verified learner. In order to satisfy this admissions requirement with SC0x, applicants must earn an 85% or higher in the course. Please note, your score in this course is one factor considered by the admissions committee. Even a 100% does not guarantee admission. Please use the following link to register: Additionally, please send your MITx MicroMasters in SCM program record to our admissions office from your edX dashboard following these instructions: 
      Important note about exam dates:
      • The course and exam calendar can be found here.
      • Prior SC0x exams are valid for up to 5 years for application eligibility.
    • GMAT or GRE Test – Applicants can opt to use the GMAT or GRE in lieu of completing SC0x if preferred. Most successfully admitted applicants achieve or surpass the following scores: V75%, Q75%, AW50%. However, submission of lesser scores will not automatically disqualify you from being reviewed by the admissions committee. Similarly to SC0x, no scores will guarantee admission. Please use the following codes: GRE Institute code: 3514, Department code: 4313, GMAT: You can locate our program in the GMAT system by doing a search for the school name "MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics".
  • MicroMaster's in SCM Credential (Blended applicants only)
    Applicants to the SCMb program must have earned the MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management credential before submitting a completed application to the master's program. 
    • We will honor completed MicroMasters Program Certificates for up to three years after their issue as valid in an application to the Blended Supply Chain Master's Program.

  • IELTS/TOEFL (All applicants as applicable)
    Applicants from non-English-speaking nations must also 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). The minimum score required is IELTS: 7 / TOEFL: 100 (iBT). Please use Institute Code: 3514, Departmental Code: 99

    To request a waiver, you must have received an undergraduate degree or advanced degree from an English-speaking college or university.
  • Resumé (All applicants)
    Relevant work experience weighs heavily in SCALE admissions decisions. Therefore, we require every applicant to supply us with a current résumé. The résumé should be in the standard format.
  • Transcripts (All applicants)
    You may upload unofficial transcripts as part of your application for admission. If you are admitted to a program, you will be asked to provide official copies of all undergraduate and graduate programs you have participated in to date.
  • Statement of Objectives (All applicants)
    Please craft a statement of objectives that addresses the questions below.  Please structure your response as a short essay, weaving all prompts into a cohesive written statement.  Please limit your response to 500 words or less.
    - Why should we admit you to the master’s program
    - Explain your short-term (year after graduation) and long-term professional goals.
    - How do you expect to contribute to the program community?
    - What else would you like the admissions committee to know about you as they consider your candidacy?

    The statement should describe how you think, see and feel about the world and your professional objectives. You should set forth the issues or problems you want to address during your studies and the setting where you eventually see yourself working professionally. Your honors, extracurricular activities, and other experiences can be integrated into your Statement of Objectives, telling us how and why you have done relates to what you propose to study at MIT and what you plan to do professionally in the future. Do not re-create your CV or resume.
  • Proposed Research Project (Blended applicants only; read more...)
    1. Describe the problem including what industries, markets, products, geographies, processes, etc. are involved?
    2. What organization or kind of organization will you seek to partner with you on this research project?
    3. How do you propose to gain the cooperation of this kind of organization?
    4. What methodology would you use to study this problem?
    5. What types of data will you need to perform this project?
    6. How do you propose to obtain the data you need for this project?
    7. If accepted, what pre-work can you do before coming to campus?
    8. Can you complete this project in 4 ½ months?
  • Recommendations (All applicants)
    You must provide two recommendations from people capable of judging your professional and/or academic promise (i.e., supervisor, professor). Because our admissions committee focuses on work experience, we urge applicants to provide at least one letter of recommendation from their professional experience and a second from either their professional experience or academic experience.

    Please check the box under Waive if you wish to waive any rights you might have to inspect and review the recommendation. Once the letter writer sees that you have waived, you cannot later un-waive.

    Recommenders should complete the program-specific evaluation questions provided in their prompt.
  • Video Statement (All applicants)
    Please record a video statement 2 minutes in length. Your video should serve as a personal introduction to the admissions committee.  This is open-ended, so please use this as an opportunity to authentically demonstrate your professionalism and personality.  Feel free to interweave personal experiences and professional accomplishments to help tell your story.  There is no express content or format requirements, but we recommend not reading from a script.


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