Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Admissions Deadline:

We began accepting applications for Fall 2020 admission on August 1, 2019. We have not yet announced our full Fall 2021 application timeline. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as MS GSCM is a competitive and selective program.

Decisions are released through the online application system. The admissions committee reviews applications during each round.

Application deadlines:

  • Application Opens: August 1, 2019
  • Round 1: October 28, 2019 (notification by November 25, 2019)
  • Round 2: November 25, 2019 (notification by January 13, 2020) (Priority Housing and Scholarship Deadline)
  • Round 3: January 13, 2020 (notification by February 17, 2020)
  • Round 4:  February 17, 2020 (notification by March 16, 2020)
  • Round 5: Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until we fill the Fall 2020 Cohort. (Program is still OPEN and accepting applications with the below exceptions)
    • We are no longer accepting Fall 2020 on-campus program applications for international students requiring student visas and US work authorization due to immigration requirements. This includes students already in the US who would be transferring their I-20s. No exceptions.

The application will reopen for the Fall 2021 admissions cycle on August 1, 2020.

Mandatory orientation for both on-campus and online students will be held on the USC campus sometime in early August 2020. The orientation is typically a full week long. On-campus students - please plan to be in Los Angeles a week before orientation to get settled. International students may arrive in the US up to 30 days before the first day of orientation to get settled and complete passport verification. Classes officially begin on August 17th, 2020. *For Fall 2020, orientation will be done virtually.  

Admission decisions are based on consideration of the applicant's previous academic record, resume, letters of recommendation, responses to an essay question and an interview (if requested by the admission committee). Spaces are limited and we start reviewing your application as soon as your application is complete. We strongly encourage you to submit your application early.

There are three decisions you may receive by the notification deadlines:

  • Admitted - You may choose to accept or decline our offer. In the event you choose to accept, you will have a brief period of time to submit your $2,000 deposit. Please be prepared for this expense before decisions are announced.
  • Waitlisted - We will re-review your application during the next round of admissions. (You may opt to withdraw your application if you receive this notification and no longer wish to be considered for the program.)
  • Denied - All decisions are final. You are welcome to apply for our program in a future term.

To qualify for admission to the program:

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree with a competitive GPA.

Work Experience:

Applicants should have at least 1-2 years of full time work experience for on-campus program applicants. For the online program, applicants should have a minimum of 3 years work experience.

Test Scores:

GMAT or GRE scores are required for the on-campus program.

Applicants for the online program are not required to take either exam.

For International students who did not complete a 4-year bachelor’s degree at an American, British, Canadian or Australian college or university, proof of proficiency in English is required for admission. TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores are required for the on-campus program.

GMAT or PTE scores must be issued directly to USC by the GMAT testing service using the Marshall MBA school code - 389-9C-23. Scores must be from tests taken within the last five years.

GRE and TOEFL test scores must be sent by the Educational Testing Service directly to USC school code 4852.

IELTS (optional): Choose USC from the list of institutions.

Can I still apply after the admissions deadline?

While you may be able to submit an application after the February 17th deadline, the cohort will likely be full and you may be deferred to Fall 2021. For more information, please contact us directly at


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