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Half the time, half the cost
At MIT, you’ll earn a top-ranked supply chain management degree in less than a year—in half the time and at half the cost of an MBA program. Our SCM graduates earn as much as MBA graduates. It’s a great return on your investment. Want to know more?
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics offers its #1 ranked Supply Chain Management master’s program in two formats – a 10-month fully residential option, and an accelerated hybrid online + on-campus Blended option. Join our elite alumni network of 140,000+ industry professionals to move your career forward.
Residential Pathway (SCMr)
This is a rigorous, ten-month, on-campus master’s degree program that gives you advanced, hands-on training in supply chain management, customized, high-touch career support, and extensive recruiting opportunities.
Blended Pathway (SCMb)
If you can’t commit to ten months on campus, away from your work and family, consider the blended pathway. This option is open to eligible MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management credential holders ready to earn a world-class SCM Master’s degree in just five months in residence at MIT, instead of ten.
Earn your master’s in just 10 months (or less) on campus.
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
Engage with world-class MIT faculty and researchers who are innovating across a broad portfolio of research lines
Our students are heavily recruited by the world’s top companies, and graduate with salary increases of 70% or more on average
Hear From Our Graduates
“After working 3 years in industry, I was ready to take my career to the next level with additional advanced education. I wanted to challenge myself to increase my technical skills and grow my network with supply chain professionals in a variety of industries.”
Maria Tartaglia, SCMr ’23
“The MIT Masters in Supply Chain Management equipped me with the skills and knowledge to develop supply chain strategies and broaden my expertise to encompass strategic thinking.”
Elizabeth Bruttomesso, SCMr ‘23
“The choice to join the SCM Master’s program was a no-brainer. With an extremely high ROI (10 months for a master’s degree at the esteemed MIT) and a full immersive experience as a full-time, residential student, the SCM program was perfect for me.”
Morgan DeHaan, SCMr ‘23
“One of the eternal dilemmas for engineers pondering if they should pursue graduate education: to study an MBA or a MASc [Masters of Supply Chain]/MEng. The SCM program will expose you to people with similar experiences and industry passions–not just within your cohort, but with students pursuing SCM master’s programs around the world through the MIT SCALE Network centers–quite a unique experience, and rare opportunity.”
Daniel Granados Nicholls, SCMr ‘22
Application Requirements and Instructions
You need drive, passion, intellectual curiosity, and, we prefer at least two years of relevant experience, but we encourage learners from all different backgrounds to apply. If you love numbers—meaning you mastered statistics and data-driven courses—we want to hear from you.
You may upload unofficial transcripts as part of your application for admission. If you are admitted to a program, you will be asked to provide official copies of all undergraduate and graduate programs you have participated in to date.
Relevant work experience weighs heavily in admissions decisions. Therefore, we require every applicant to supply us with a current résumé. The résumé should be in the standard format.
Please structure your response as a short essay, weaving all prompts into a cohesive written statement. Please limit your response to 500 words or less.
You must provide two recommendations from people capable of judging your professional and/or academic promise (i.e., supervisor, professor). Because our admissions committee focuses on work experience, we urge applicants to provide at least one letter of recommendation from their professional experience and a second from either their professional experience or academic experience.
Please record a video statement 2 minutes in length. Your video should serve as a personal introduction to the admissions committee. This is open-ended, so please use this as an opportunity to authentically demonstrate your professionalism and personality. Feel free to interweave personal experiences and professional accomplishments to help tell your story. There is no express content or format requirements, but we recommend not reading from a script.
Applicants must offer evidence of written and oral proficiency in the English language by taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not an official language of your country of citizenship. The minimum score required is IELTS: 7 / TOEFL: 100 (iBT). Please use Institute Code: 3514, Departmental Code: 99
To request a waiver, you must have received an undergraduate degree or advanced degree from an English-speaking college or university.
SC0x – Supply Chain Analytics – Applicants to the residential master’s programs are encouraged to complete SC0x – Supply Chain Analytics as a verified learner. In order to utilize the SC0x in lieu of the GMAT or GRE, applicants must earn an 85% or higher in the course. Please note, your score in this course is one factor considered by the admissions committee. Please click here to register. Additionally, please send your MITx MicroMasters in SCM program record to our admissions office from your edX dashboard following the instructions here.
Important note about exam dates:
- The course and exam calendar can be found here.
- Prior SC0x exams are valid for up to 5 years for application eligibility.
GMAT or GRE Test – Applicants can opt to use the GMAT or GRE in lieu of completing SC0x if preferred. Please use the following codes: GRE Institute code: 3514, Department code: 4313, GMAT: You can locate our program in the GMAT system by doing a search for the school name “MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics”.
Applicants to the SCMb program must have earned the MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management credential before submitting a completed application to the master’s program.
Students are required to submit a proposal for a potential capstone project.