Applying: What's Involved?
Admissions requirements and processes vary somewhat depending on whether you're applying to the 10-month residential master's program, or the blended master's option (open to MITx MicroMaster's in SCM credential holders).
Read through the information below carefully, and follow the appropriate links for additional details on the process and requirements for the SCMr or SCMb applications.
4th Application Round added for 2020
View recordings of recent webinars and informational events on our SCMr and SCMb programs:
MIT's 10-month residential SCM master's (SCMr) program is optimized for early-career supply chain and operations professionals who wish to advance their skills and training in an intensive graduate program, and re-enter the workforce at a much higher level of responsibility and a higher salary.
For the SCMr program, we seek applicants who have:
- A minimum of two years of relevant post-bachelor's professional work experience (students who enter with 3 to 7 years of work experience are in the best position to gain from the SCMr program and also contribute the most to class discussions).
- College-level training in analytical thinking
- Demonstrated training in college-level calculus, probability, and statistics
The blended/accelerated SCM program provides an alternative pathway to a supply chain management master's degree to non-traditional students, including those who may not have a professional or academic background in supply chain areas, and those who are unable to relocate to Cambridge for a full academic year.
Applicants to the SCMb program must have earned the MIT MicroMaster's credential in Supply Chain Management before submitting a completed application to the master's program.
Application Timeline and Deadlines
The online application for admission opens in September for students hoping to matriculate in fall or spring of the following academic year. Please carefully read through the master's program application requirements and instructions before starting your online application. Note that Blended/Accelerated application requirements are slightly different than the requirements for the residential programs.
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.
Our expectation is that candidates have applied to the SCM program in the year they plan to enter the program. In order to protect the integrity of the SCM community, to seat a vibrant and diverse class, and in fairness to the other admitted students, we do not allow applicants to defer admission to a later year.
All students are encouraged to apply early while slots are still available. It is also smart to apply early in case we ask you to take a remedial math class or re-take qualifying exams. We also strongly encourage international students to apply in Round I or Round II to allow more time for visa processing.
Applications for the 10-month residential master's program are for fall term enrollment, with orientation and classes beginning in August.
The application for admission opens September 1, and residential programs have three admissions rounds each year beginning in the fall:
- Round 1 Deadline:
- Round 2 Deadline:
- Round 3 Deadline:
- Round 4 Deadline: June 1
Applications for blended master's program are for spring term enrollment, with on-campus classes beginning in January. The application opens September 1, with two admission round application deadlines:
November 1(Round 1)
- May 1 (Round 3B)
(Note there is no Round 2 for applications to the Blended cohort)
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 both the SCMb and SCMr programs. Applications will be reviewed by separate admissions committees but notifications will be aligned so that you receive decisions on both programs at the same time.
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 email@example.com 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.