MIT SCALE Master's Program Admissions

The SCALE network has consolidated the admission and application process across our five centers offering residential and blended master's degrees. This consolidation affords applicants a unique opportunity to be considered for admission to the top supply chain management master's programs in the world with a single application.

Four Centers, One Application

We strongly encourage prospective students to apply to multiple centers. While the SCM curriculum is largely standardized across all programs, each center adds unique value to the student experience through its faculty and research projects, industry and corporate partnerships, local culture, and its parent/affiliate university offerings. Consider each center's program(s) and apply to those you believe will meet your career advancement and personal enrichment needs. Compare our master's programs side-by-side.

Master's Programs in SCM Applicant Profiles

MIT SCALE residential master's degrees are optimized for early-career supply chain, operations, and business professionals who wish to advance their skills and training in an intensive graduate program. Our graduates re-enter the workforce with more responsibility and a higher salary. 

For the residential programs, applicants should have:

  • A bachelor's degree in a related or relevant field,
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience*,
  • College-level training in analytical thinking and problem solving,
  • Demonstrable training in college-level calculus, probability, and statistics.

*five years of professional work experience is preferred.

The blended/accelerated programs are an alternate pathway to a master's in SCM for non-traditional students who may not have a professional background in the supply chain. Applicants must have earned the MIT MicroMaster's credential in Supply Chain Management before applying to the master's programs.

SCMr Class of '25 Admissions:

  • 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

SCMb Class of '25 Admission:

  • Round 1 Deadline: December 19, 2023
  • Round 2 Deadline: June 18, 2024

Decision Released Date

  • Round 1: January 29, 2024
  • Round 2: Due to planned maintenance of our admissions application portal, decisions will be delayed. Materials that are submitted after the deadline may be emailed to or No materials will be accepted in the portal after June 18.


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To inquire about master's programs offered at MISI, contact the Center directly.

Interested in the GCLOG graduate certificate program for Latin American university students? Start at the GCLOG overview page to learn more.

Application Timeline and Deadlines for the Master's Programs:
The online application for admission opens in September for students hoping to matriculate in the fall or spring of the following academic year. Please read 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. 

Residential Master's: Applications for all 10-month residential master's programs are for fall term enrollment, with orientation and classes beginning in August.

The application for admission opens on September 15, and residential programs have three admissions rounds each year beginning in the fall:

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

*Some MIT SCALE Centers accept applications on a rolling basis beyond, as detailed below:

  • ZLC: accepting applications from non-EU citizens until June 30 and EU citizens until July 30.
  • LCL: accepting applications from EU citizens until June 30 (applications closed for non-EU citizens).
  • NISCI-Ningbo (MBA program): accepting applications until July 31.
  • NISCI-Nottingham

Blended/Accelerated Master's: SCALE applications for blended master's programs (SCMb & ZLOGb) are for spring term enrollment, with on-campus classes beginning in January. Application deadlines for the Blended/Accelerated programs are as follows:

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

Applicants to all programs are welcome to submit their applications before each round's deadline.

All students are encouraged to apply early while slots are still available. It is also wise to apply early if we ask you to take a remedial math class or re-take qualifying exams. We also strongly encourage international students to apply in Round I or Round II to allow more time for visa processing. 

Some centers will continue to review applications on a rolling basis after the final deadline has passed.

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To apply to SCALE‚Äôs highly competitive degree programs, you must submit more than just an application form. See our graduate application details page for complete info on the supplemental documents you need and links to more detailed admission info for the program(s) you wish to apply to.

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