MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics offers Supply Chain Management master's program in two formats – a 10-month fully residential option, and a hybrid online + on-campus Blended option.

Students choose between two degree options:

  • Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management (MASc-SCM) is designed for students who want to take a job in industry or consulting upon graduation. 
  • Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management (MEng-SCM) is more research-focused and is designed for students who wish to continue on in research or pursue a PhD.

All incoming students are initially enrolled for the MASc-SCM degree. Upon arrival, students interested in the MEng-SCM degree may submit a research proposal and apply to pursue that degree option.


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Two Program Formats

SCM Residential (SCMr) program

Ten-month on-campus master's program designed for early-career supply chain professionals who want to return to school to receive advanced, specialized training in supply chain management. 

Program Timeline
The SCMr program begins in early August and concludes with commencement at the end of May. Residential program students are admitted for August entry only.

SCMr Degree Requirements/Curriculum Detail

SCM Blended (SCMb) program

Developed to provide an alternative pathway to a supply chain management master's degree to non-traditional students who may not have a professional or academic background in supply chain areas.  The blended program option is open to MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management credential holders who wish to build on their credential to earn a master's degree in SCM in just five months on campus at MIT.

Program Timeline
Students who have completed the MITx MicroMasters® Program in SCM online and are admitted to the SCMb program arrive on campus in early January for the spring term, and graduate at MIT commencement at the end of May.

SCMb Degree Requirements/Curriculum Detail
Blended Program FAQs

Benefits of a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management

Gain an advanced, practical, focused foundation in Supply Chain Management.

  • Earn your master's in just 10 months (or less) on campus, versus 2 years for a traditional MBA
  • Engineering-focused degree options with emphasis on practical, specialized coursework relevant to supply chain
  • Advanced leadership training at significantly lower cost than an elite 2-year MBA
  • Learn from and work with world-class MIT faculty and researchers who are innovating across a broad portfolio of research lines
  • Apply your skills to your passions: humanitarian response, sustainability, policy, security, strategy, and more
  • Ranked #1 worldwide in Supply Chain & Logistics master's program rankings by QS and Eduniversal
  • Our students are heavily recruited by the world’s top companies, and graduate with salary increases of 70% or more on average
  • Join an elite alumni network of over 1200 MIT SCM and SCALE Supply Chain graduates working across the world
QS ranks MIT Supply Chain Management program number 1 in the world since 2021


Industry Engagement

MIT SCM master's students have numerous and varied opportunities to interact with companies from across industries and around the world, including:

  • Research projects with Supply Chain Education Partners and other industry leaders
  • Site visits and tours
  • Supply Chain Innovation and Leadership Series (SCILS) featuring senior supply chain executives
  • Information sessions and recruiting opportunities

The number of companies recruiting our master's students continues to grow each year, which is why over 90% of our students typically receive job offers by graduation—and why you’ll find SCM alumni working across the globe in a wide variety of industries.


Head to the Admissions section for info on program formats, webinars and campus visits, and all the details on application requirements and timelines!