International Applicants

The Carlson School MS in Supply Chain Management program accepts applications from International students in the first three rounds. We advise students to be mindful of the time needed to receive application materials and process visas. Apply as early as possible to allow maximum time. 

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Listen to graduate Shalini Sharma speak about her experience in the MS in Supply Chain Management program: the strong network of supply chain professionals, the supportive environment, her capstone project developing sustainable inventory optimization solutions, and how this degree opened multiple career opportunities as an international student.

 Application Deadlines

Round Submission Deadline Decision Notification
Round 1

December 1

January 15
Round 2

February 15

March 31
Round 3

April 15 - Final deadline for applicants requiring F-1 visas*

May 31
*In rare circumstances, F-1 visas may be processed after this deadline. Please contact msscm@umn.edu if you believe this applies to you.

 

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International Student Information & Requirements

To be considered for admission, the Carlson School 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 gsquest@umn.edu.

Candidates may upload scanned copies of transcripts or other educational documents (detailed below for specific countries) in our online application system; official documents are not required at the time of application, but will be required upon admission.

Use this resource for a list of English language translation services in the Twin Cities. Visit the Graduate School website for additional information about unofficial and official transcripts and credentials. If you have further questions about transcripts and credentials, please contact the Graduate School at gsquest@umn.edu.

Applicants from these countries should submit English translations along with credentials in the original language.

Applicants should submit transcripts and degree award statements in English and the original language.

Applicants from universities in these countries may submit copies of certified or attested mark sheets or reports that detail results of all exams. These credentials must be certified by university personnel or government officials. They should bear the original signature of the certifying official. Do not certify your own credentials. Non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation.

If credentials do not show the university grading system, submit a statement from the university with this information. If credentials do not record the awarding of the degree, submit copies of your diplomas. 

Applicants do not need to convert their GPA or CGPA or grades to a 4.0 or other grading scale. Simply provide these marks and evaluations only on the grading scale as it was awarded by your educational institution.

If you are admitted to the program, you will need to complete I-20 request form through your admission portal. Once complete, the University will issue you I-20.

When applying for your student visa, you will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funding to meet all educational expenses for the duration of your study in the U.S. This includes tuition, fees, room and board, transportation, and other expenses. Additional financial resources are required if your spouse or children will accompany you.

International students studying in the MS in Supply Chain Management program must hold a visa which allows for full-time study.

Most international students must hold an F-1 student visa unless their funding source requires them to hold a J-1 exchange/visitor visa. In some circumstances, international students may enroll in the program while working in the United States under a work visa. Learn more about different visas on the International Student and Scholar Services website.

If you are admitted to the program, you will need to complete I-20 request form through your admission portal. Once complete, the University will issue you I-20.

International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. Proof of English language proficiency is measured according to the categories detailed below. You are not exempt if you have lived in an English-speaking country for several years but have not completed any prior education in English.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Applicants providing an exam score must have an exam date within two years of the graduate program start date. Exams exceeding two years will not be accepted.
  • The MS in Supply Chain Management program does not offer an option for the English language ability to be assessed upon arrival on campus.

For additional details regarding this requirement, please visit the Office of Graduate Admission's website or contact them at gsquest@umn.edu.   

Test scores are not required for applicants that have completed post-secondary coursework in:  

  • United States
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • United Kingdom/Ireland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Most current and former British and U.S. territories in the Caribbean/Central and South America

To qualify for exemption, the coursework: 

  • Consists of least 16 semester credits or 24 quarter credits,
  • Does not include ESL coursework, and
  • Was completed within the past 2 years, and
  • You were living in one of the countries listed above while completing all of the credits.

Please note that the exam date should be within two years of the graduate program start date. 

Graduate School Minimum Requirements

  • Total Score: 79
  • Writing Subscore: 21
  • Reading Subscore: 19

Please note that these scores are the minimum University requirements. No exceptions can be made.

Typically competitive candidates for the MS in Supply Chain Management program have average scores of 90-105 on the internet-based TOEFL.

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities does not consider MyBest Scores: Sum of Highest Section Scores of the TOEFL iBT Score Report to meet the minimum total score requirement for admission. Applicants should self-report their highest Total Score from the one test date in the Application for Admission. Applicants should also submit the official TOEFL iBT scores via ETS.

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Please note that the exam date should be within two years of the graduate program start date. 

Minimum Scores for Admission

  • Total Score: 6.5
  • Writing Subscore: 6.5
  • Reading Subscore: 6.5

Please note that these scores are the minimum University requirements. No exceptions can be made.

 

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Please note that the exam date should be within two years of the graduate program start date. 

Minimum Scores for Admission

  • Total Score: 59
  • Writing Subscore: 59
  • Reading Subscore: 59

Please note that these scores are the minimum University requirements. No exceptions can be made.

Typically competitive candidates for the MS in Supply Chain Management program have a total score of 65 or higher.

 

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MS in Supply Chain Management Minimum Requirements

  • Overall Score: 120 or above
  • Subscore for Literacy section: 120 or above

Your exam date should be within two years of the program's start date.

NOTE: The MS in Supply Chain Management program does not offer an option for the English language ability to be assessed upon arrival on campus.

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