Applicants must complete and submit an online application for the MS in Supply Chain Management program. The system allows applicants to save their work and return to it at any time. Supporting materials and the application fee are submitted through the online application system.
- An account and password are required to start the online application.
- Select "Fall 2021" for "Entry Term" and "Supply Chain Management - MS" for "Selected Program."
- Read the instructions below carefully before completing your application.
- When you have provided everything required to submit your application, the application will allow you to submit. The application is not complete until the recommendations are submitted and we have received your official test scores. Applications must be complete before the deadline for which you would like to be considered.
- You will be receiving application update emails from firstname.lastname@example.org, please add this email to your contact list or safe list so that they are not caught in your spam filter.
For consideration for admission, please submit a personal statement (750 words, approximately 2 pages max) answering the following three questions:
- Briefly describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Why are you choosing to pursue an MS in Supply Chain Management at this time, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
- Why are you interested in pursuing an MS at the Carlson School of Management?
- What do you feel makes you a strong candidate for the program? How will you contribute to the Program overall?
Academic Performance Statement
Required for applicants with one or more of the following on their academic records:
- Cumulative GPA below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
- Academic probation or dismissal
- Significant or notable declines in academic performance
- Any other academic weaknesses or concerns
Reflect on your prior academic performance and make a case for why you are now prepared for the rigor of graduate level work. Your statement should be limited to no more than 500 words (1 page).
Use this optional essay if you feel you need to share information that is not presented elsewhere in the application, for example:
- Explanation of employment gaps
- Major career changes
- Choice of recommenders
- Other considerations you'd like the admissions committee to be aware of
Your statement should be limited to no more than 500 words (1 page).
To be considered for admission, the MS in Supply Chain Management program requires a first university degree that is an equivalent to a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree. Students with a 3-year degree from India do not satisfy this minimum requirement and must complete an additional year of post-baccalaureate study before submitting an application to the program. If a student is unsure whether their degree is an equivalent to a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree they should email their transcripts and proof of degree to the Office of Graduate Admissions for review. Their email is email@example.com.
Unofficial transcripts can be submitted through the online application. You will need to submit a transcript from each college or university where you have completed coursework before your application will be considered complete and reviewed by the admissions committee. Non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation. If you have previously enrolled at any University of Minnesota campus, you can obtain electronic copies of your transcripts from OneStop student services. International applicants or students with transcripts from a foreign institution should review these details about transcripts.
If admitted, you must submit official transcripts or academic records prior to your enrollment at the University of Minnesota. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions Office from the institution. An official, certified (signature and seal) English translation must accompany non-English transcripts. The University of Minnesota reserves the right to require the submission of official transcripts or credentials any time during the admission review process.
While these test scores are not required for admission to the MS in Supply Chain Management program, you may consider including previous test scores if your academic record is weak or contains gaps.
Applicants interested in pursuing consulting careers during or after completing the MS SCM should also plan to take the GMAT as many consulting firms typically do look at these scores when assessing candidates.
Prepare a current resume that includes a detailed education and employment history in no more than 4 pages.
- List both employer and official position held.
- Specify both month and year for dates of employment in each role.
- Detail job responsibilities and accomplishments in approximately 3-5 bullet points.
Upload your completed resume in the online application where prompted for Resume or CV.
We require two recommendations for application to the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) program. These recommendations can be from any combination of professional and academic recommenders, though we strongly prefer that at least one recommendation come from a supervisor or current employer.
Please note that you do not need to solicit letters of recommendation from your recommenders. We partner with GMAC for the Common Letter of Recommendation, so you simply need to provide contact information for your recommenders in the online application and the form will be automatically routed to them via email for completion. The form does include an optional section to attach a letter of recommendation if your recommender chooses to add that component.
We recommend getting started on your application early so you can enter the recommender contact information right away before continuing to work on your application. Both recommenders must complete the aforementioned GMAC form before your submitted application is considered complete. This means all recommendations must be received before the deadline for which you would like to be considered.
International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. Please note that the exam date should be within two years of graduate program start date. For details regarding this requirement please visit the Office of Graduate Admission's website:
For any questions regarding English language proficiency please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Typically competitive candidates have average scores within the following ranges:
90-105 internet-based TOEFL
65 or higher PTE
Note: We do not offer an option for the English language ability to be assessed upon arrival on campus.
The application fee is $75 (non-refundable) for U.S. citizens; and $95 for international applications and U.S. residents with foreign credentials. Your application fee will be waived if you have served in the US Armed Forces for any length of time prior to submitting an application.
Admission interviews are by invitation only. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Interviews may be conducted on campus or via Skype. The interview is approximately 30 minutes in length and aimed at better understanding a candidate’s academic and professional background. You should treat the interview as you would a job interview. Appropriate attire is business professional.
Contact Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
- Email: email@example.com