Your Future Starts Here

Anticipate what’s next in this fast-moving industry—setting the standard others will follow.

Here, you’ll study current trends, the latest research, and timely case studies. You’ll dig deep into technical, analytical, leadership, and communication skills, and regularly engage with supply chain leaders at top corporations. You’ll even complete a 10-month capstone project, learning to solve real-world supply chain problems for industry leaders in real time.

Why SCM Master’s at MIT?

For 25 years — before the pandemic highlighted the criticality of supply chains — MIT has been a global leader in the field. Our curriculum is practical and specialized, grounded in technical, analytical, leadership, and operational skills. And it all happens in just 10 months.

Half the Cost in Half the Time

Earn the world’s #1 ranked SCM degree in less than a year—in half the time and half the cost of an MBA degree. And our graduates earn as much as MBA graduates.

Unbeatable ROI

Our students are heavily recruited by the world’s top companies, and graduate with salary increases of 70% or more on average


International students who complete our 10-month residential program can apply to work in the U.S. for up to three years after they graduate – and 95%+ work in the U.S. after graduating.

Powerful MIT Alumni Network

Join an influential group of nearly 145,000 MIT alumni, one of the most talented, innovative, and networked communities on the planet.

Financial Aid

SCM fellowships—partial and full—are available. In fact, 51% of students who applied won fellowships (Class of 2024).

World-Class Research

Learn from and work with world-class MIT faculty and researchers who are shaping the future of supply chain management now.

#1 Worldwide

QS and Eduniversal named us the #1 Supply Chain and Logistics master’s program in the world.

MASc-SCMr Pathway

Our ten-month, fully residential Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management (MASc-SCMr) degree program is ideal for early-career supply chain professionals seeking advanced, specialized training that will propel their careers. This program offers customized, high-touch career support and recruiting opportunities, and you’ll enjoy the experiences, benefits, and connections that come with life as a residential MIT student for a full academic year. View the curriculum here.

SCMr Pathway Timeline

If you have some supply chain experience and you’re ready to commit to a 10-month, on-campus program at MIT, this is the path for you!

MASc-SCMb Pathway

If you can’t commit to a 10-month residential program, away from your work and family, consider this blended option. The program is open to eligible MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management certificate holders ready to earn a Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management (MASc-SCMb) degree in just five months on campus at MIT. After completing the MITx Micromasters® certificate online—the equivalent of five graduate-level MIT courses—you can then apply to the SCMb Master’s program. If admitted, you’ll  join the residential cohort on campus in January for the spring term and graduate with the group in late May. This blended option is ideal for seasoned supply chain professionals who want the flexibility and affordability of an online certificate, combined with a shorter time commitment on campus, while still reaping all the benefits and resources SCM and MIT offer. View the curriculum here.

SCMb Pathway Timeline

Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management (MEng-SCM) Option

Interested in a career focused on research? Want to work toward a PhD? Consider the ten-month, residential Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management (MEng-SCM) degree program. First, you’ll apply to the Master of Applied Science (MASc-SCM) degree program. Once admitted, you’ll  submit a research proposal to apply to the MEng-SCM option.

By the Numbers

Customize your Studies

By customizing your studies with electives, you can focus your SCM Master’s degree on engineering or business.

courses across MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT School of Engineering are open to all SCM students

SCM vs. MBA: What’s the difference?

Still can’t decide between an SCM and MBA degree? Our SCM Master’s program offers more flexibility and freedom than most MBA programs. Here are a few more advantages of an SCM Master’s at MIT:

Half the Cost in Half the Time

You can complete our SCM program in 10 months, versus 24 months for the average MBA program.

Small Cohort

Here, you’ll join a diverse, collaborative cohort of 80 students vs. 200 or more in many MBA programs.

Supply Chain Focus

In our program, you’ll study alongside professionals specifically interested and enthusiastic about supply chain challenges and solutions—just like you.

Competitive Compensation

Our SCM grads earn as much as MBA graduates—in less than half the time.


Application Deadlines

The online application for admission to all SCM programs opens in September 2023. 

MASc-SCMr Pathway (10-months on campus)
  • Round 1 Deadline: November 1, 2024
  • Round 2 Deadline: January 31, 2025
  • Round 3 Deadline: March 28, 2025
MASc-SCMb Pathway (5-months on campus)
  • Round 1 Deadline: January 10, 2024
  • Round 2 Deadline: June 20, 2025

Supply Chain PhD Study Opportunities

Are you considering earning a doctorate? The Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Transportation, led by MIT's Mobility Initiative, offers a number of PhD degree programs. The MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and The Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) also offer PhD research opportunities in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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