Admission Criteria

The SCM Blended program (SCMb) is always on the lookout for highly qualified traditional and non-traditional candidates. The MicroMasters credential was established to enable MIT’s teaching in logistics and supply chain to be available at little or no cost to thousands of interested learners around the globe. In the same spirit, the Blended program was established to create a new pathway for highly qualified non-traditional candidates to earn a master’s degree from MIT. Traditional application criteria such as GMAT or GRE test, undergraduate GPA, and undergraduate coursework are not factors of consideration for the SCMb program


However, since SCMb students will be required to complete their research project both remotely prior to arrival and on campus at an accelerated rate we will be looking closely at the outline of their proposed research project. Successful candidates will need to put time and energy into carefully preparing their research project in advance of their application, preferably including engagement with a company or agency or other organization to sponsor their project.


Strong performance in the MicroMasters program also proves you are qualified to keep up with the on-campus courses and activities.

Application Requirements

The SCMb admissions committee considers all components of the application when reviewing. Below are the key components required in the online application:

  • Performance in the five online courses (SC0x, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x) and the comprehensive final exam. Program records can be sent to our admissions office from your edX dashboard by following these instructions:
  • Undergraduate transcript to confirm bachelor’s degree
  • IELTS/TOEFL from non-English-speaking nations (TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100, IELTS: Minimum score required: 7)
  • Written description of research project proposal, two pages (examples of past SCM research projects)
  • Video statement of interests
  • Resume to review at least two years of work experience and any awards or commendations
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)

Note, the SCMb program does not require applicants to take the GMAT or GRE test, nor will we consider undergraduate GPA, or undergraduate courses they have taken. Performance in the five online courses and comprehensive final exam will substitute for these items.

Online Application is open – start or resume your application now.

Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to start their profile and application early.




Applications must be submitted by 11:59p.m. EST


The Admission Committee notifies applicants of their decision no later than:*


Admitted applicants must reply to offer (deposit and proof of funding due) by:

Round I

November 1, 2019

November 22, 2019

December 6, 2019

Round IIIB

May 1, 2020

May 22, 2020

June 5, 2020

* Decisions may be released before these dates.


Application for January 2021 enrollment is open.


Dual Applications to SCM Residential & Blended Programs

Qualified applicants may consider applying to both of our program offerings. Applying to both programs is a great way to expand your available options and consider different pathways toward an MIT degree. 

Two separate applications are required in order to be considered for the SCMb and SCMr programs. Applications will be reviewed by separate admissions committees and decision notifications will be sent based on each programs release schedule.

As a further incentive, applicants applying to both programs will only need to submit one $75 application fee. Please follow the instructions below in order to waive the second application fee.


  • Create application accounts in both the Blended and Residential application websites, using the same email address.
  • Completely fill out all required information in both applications.
  • Pay and submit the Residential application first.
  • Once submitted, email to request a waiver code.
  • The SCMb admissions staff will verify and send you a code.  


Please note, if you do not follow the instructions or realize too late, application fees will not be refunded. You must submit your request prior to the application deadline.