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. 

Admissions Events

Online information sessions held throughout the application cycle will be listed on our Admissions Events page.  You may also view recordings of recent webinars and informational events on our SCMr and SCMb programs at any time!

Applicant Profiles

Residential Program

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

Blended Program

The SCM blended (SCMb) program option 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 MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management before submitting a completed application to the master's program. 

Learn more: SCM Blended program option

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.  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 in September, and the residential program has three admissions rounds each year beginning in the fall. Round deadlines for the Class of 2025 admission cycle:

  • Round 1 Deadline: November 1, 2023
  • Round 2 Deadline: January 31, 2024
  • Round 3 Deadline: March 30, 2024


Decision Released Date

  • Round 1: November 28, 2023
  • Round 2: February 28, 2024
  • Round 3: April 27, 2024

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Applications for blended master's program are for spring term enrollment, with on-campus classes beginning in January. The application opens in September, with two admission round application deadlines for the Class of 2025:

  • Round 1 Deadline: December 19, 2023
  • Round 2 Deadline: June 11, 2024


Decision Released Date

  • Round 1: January 29, 2024
  • Round 2: July 9, 2024

Next Step:  Master's program application requirements and instructions


Dual Applications to SCM Residential & Blended Programs

Qualified applicants may apply 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 application submissions* are required in order to be considered for both the SCMb and SCMr programs. Applications will be reviewed independently and receive separate decisions.  Admission offers cannot be transferred between programs.

*A separate application fee will be required for each application.