Residential Application Requirements

To apply to SCALE’s highly competitive degree programs, you must submit more than just an application. Below is a list of supplemental documents you will need. Learn more about these requirements to apply here.

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  • Round I Deadline: November 15
  • Round II Deadline: February 7
  • Round III Deadline: March 28

If you would like more specific information on a SCALE Network partner admission requirements, please visit:

SCM Residential Program  |  ZLOG Residential Program  |  MSCM Program  |  LSCM Program  |  3C Program

All candidates must apply online.



All applicants are required to take either the GRE General Test or the GMAT. Please visit the website of the program to which you are applying for the correct codes to use in these forms. Any waiver or alternative option that may be available would be program specific. Please visit the website of the program for possible information.


Applicants from non-English-speaking nations must also 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).

To request a waiver (directly in the online application), you must have received an undergraduate degree or advanced degree from an English-speaking college or university.


Relevant work experience weighs heavily in SCALE admissions decisions. Therefore, we require every applicant to supply us with a current résumé. The résumé should be in the standard format, including academic degree information with GPA information following each degree.


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 graduage programs you have participated in to date.

Statement of Objectives

Please give your reasons for wishing to do graduate work in Supply Chain Management. Prepare your statement of objectives and goals in whatever form clearly presents your views. Include as best you can, your particular interests, be they experimental, theoretical, or issue-oriented, and show how your background and MIT's Global SCALE Network programs support these interests. Explain your long-term professional goals. The Admissions Committee will welcome any factors you wish to bring to its attention concerning your academic and work experience to date. The statement should be no longer than 500 words or 1 to 1.5 pages of single spaced text.

The statement should describe how you think, see and feel about the world and your professional objectives. You should set forth the issues or problems you want to address in the course of your studies, and the setting in which you eventually see yourself working professionally. Your honors, extracurricular activities, and other experiences can be integrated into your Statement of Objectives; telling us how and why what you have done relates to what you propose to study at MIT, and what you plan to do professionally in the future. Do not re-create your CV or resume.


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 check the box under Waive if you wish to waive any rights you might have to inspect and review the recommendation. Once the letter writer sees that you have waived, you cannot later un-waive.

After you have entered the information about your recommenders and saved it, visit Letter Status to request letters from your recommenders.

Recommenders must complete a program-specific evaluation form. When you apply online, you will send a request to your recommenders to complete and submit this form electronically. We do not want to receive a simple letter from them. If your recommenders choose not to complete the form electronically, you may request a paper form at the program admissions office for the Center you are applying to.

*For paper recommendations only: each recommendation should be sealed in its own envelope by the evaluator and mailed directly to the program admissions office for the Center you are applying to.

Video Statement

Please record a video statement (5 minute time limit) answering the following questions:

  • Question 1. Why would you like to study for a master’s in supply chain management, and what in your background prepares you?
  • Question 2. Describe the perfect job that you would like to get after you have completed the supply chain Master's program.
  • Question 3. What global supply chain problem do you find the most interesting and why?

Video Tips and Guidelines:

  • Use a webcam to complete your video – there is no need to film in a studio or on a stage
  • Provide us with a link to the video (for example YouTube) in the URL field below. Please make sure the link is not private so that individual admissions committee members can access it. Make sure your video link does not expire and will be available throughout the review cycle
  • Make sure we can hear you clearly – please do not include music
  • Make sure we can see you clearly – ensure the light source is in front of you
  • Attire – please feel comfortable to dress casually, there is no need to dress up in formal attire
  • Be yourself - avoid reading a script, we just want you to talk to us, relax, and smile

Learn more about these requirements to apply here.