Admissions

Driven professionals with experience or interest in supply chain management should apply. Showcase your background and potential as a student, manager, and leader through the MS SCM application process. Candidates are carefully considered as part of a holistic review and selection process.

 

Program Snapshot

start date
Start date
August (Fall semester)
duration
Duration
12-months
Full-Time Program; 32 credits
format
On-Campus
classes held in the evenings, select online and Saturday condensed classes

My Mantra: I can do anything for a year

Listen to graduate Jaime Bolnick speak about her experience in the MS in Supply Chain Management program: why she chose the Carlson School, the value she found in the cohort model, her thoughts on the capstone and leadership component, and advice she has for any mothers (like her) considering enrollment.

 Checklist

  • Prerequisites and Admission Requirements
    • Applicants must have an equivalent to a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    • A minimum of 3 years of full-time professional work experience is required (internships not included) at the time of application submission.
  • Online Application — The MS SCM program offers a streamlined online application.
    • The following materials are required to apply:
      • Academic transcripts and credentials
      • Current résumé
      • Personal statement essay
      • Two recommendations
      • Video essay
      • Application fee
      • Interview (invitation only)
    • View detailed instructions for all applicants on our Application Requirements webpage.
    • More information about requirements for international students can be found on our International Applicants webpage.
    • Find additional advice on our Application Tips webpage.

 

IMPORTANT: Emails about your application... 

You will be receiving application update emails from gradappinfo@umn.edu and mbamsapp@umn.edu and program office communications from msscm@umn.edu. Please add these emails to your contact list or safe list so that they are not caught in your spam filter. If you do not see an email you expected from our office, check your spam folder for filtered messages.

 

Application Deadlines

Apply early and give yourself the best chance to join the Carlson School's Full-Time MBA program.

Application Deadlines

  • December 1
    Decision Notification: January 6
  • February 15
    Decision Notification: March 17
  • April 15 (final deadline for applicants requiring F-1 visas*)
    Decision Notification: May 16
  • June 15
    Decision Notification: July 14
  • July 15 (final deadline for all other applicants**)
    Decision Notification: 2-3 weeks
*Any international candidates who are interested in applying for Fall 2023 after the April 15th deadline, should contact msscm@umn.edu.
**After this deadline, we will continue accepting applications on a space-available, rolling basis.

Supply Chain Management for the Medical & Health Sector Certificate

Not ready to begin a full degree program yet? Start your studies in the Supply Chain Management for the Medical & Health Sector Certificate program! This graduate certificate is for those who are committed to developing disciplinary knowledge, sectoral domain expertise, and end-to-end thinking fundamental to pursuing or advancing their supply chain management careers in the medical device and healthcare delivery sectors. The certificate is 13 credits and learners who complete the certificate may apply the credits to the MS in Supply Chain Management degree if they decide to continue. Currently, 10 of the 13 certificate credits can be applied to the MS in Supply Chain Management degree.

This pathway allows learners to acclimate to the return to academia and spread the overall tuition costs across more years (this may be particularly helpful for students who are receiving tuition reimbursement from their employers if their employer has an annual reimbursement cap).

To read more about the certificate program, please visit this page.

Contact Master of Science in Supply Chain Management