Admissions

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Admissions Deadline:

Our Fall 2023 application portal is live Now!

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

Application Dates & Deadlines for Fall 2023:

The following deadlines and notification dates apply to all Fall 2023* MS Global Supply Chain Management (on-campus and online) applicants:

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Round 1: November 1, 2022 (notification by January 14, 2023)
  • Round 2: January 11, 2023 (notification by March 18, 2023) (Priority Housing Deadline)
  • Round 3: March 8, 2023 (notification by May 13, 2023)
  • Round 4: April 15, 2023 (notification by June 17, 2023) ( On-Campus International Students Final Deadline**)
  • Rolling Review until July 7, 2023. Applications received after the Round 4 deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the Fall 2023 Cohort is full or the final deadline passes. 

*Admitted students will begin classes on August 21, 2023. Mandatory orientation for both on-campus and online students will be held on the USC campus  before school start. The orientation is typically a full week-long and all days are required, so please plan accordingly. On-campus students – we recommend arriving in Los Angeles a week before orientation to make sure your housing and space are set up before orientation. International students may arrive in the US up to 30 days before the first day of orientation to get settled and complete passport verification.

**No on-campus student applications will be accepted after the final on-campus program deadline. Applicants interested in applying for the Fall 2024  on-campus cohort will need to wait for the portal to reopen sometime in Fall.

Decisions
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 non-refundable $2,000 deposit. Please be prepared for this expense before decisions are announced.
  • Waitlisted ("Re-Review") - 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:

We no longer require the GMAT or GRE for program admissions or scholarship purposes.

All applications will be reviewed holistically, but GMAT/GRE test scores will not be considered for any applicant.

For International students applying to the Residential/On-Campus program proof of English language proficiency is required. Please visit the Graduate Admissions page to determine whether you are required to submit English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE) scores. If so, note that scores are valid for 2 years and must be valid through August of your start year. For example, to start the program in Fall 2022 your English proficiency exam must have been taken during or after August 2020.

  • TOEFL test scores must be sent by the Educational Testing Service directly to USC school code 4852.
  • IELTS scores should be sent by choosing USC from the list of institutions
  • PTE scores must be issued directly to USC by the GMAT testing service using the Marshall MBA school code - 389-9C-23. 

Learn more about the English proficiency requirement: https://gradadm.usc.edu/lightboxes/international-students-english-proficiency/

 

 

Progressive Degree Program

The Progressive Degree Program (PDP) enables superior USC undergraduate students to apply undergraduate coursework toward the completion of a USC master’s degree. Please review here for information about Progressive Degree Program. The MS GSCM program accepts PDP applications for Fall 2023 starting September 1, 2022. 

Note: Progressive Degree Program (PDP) is only available to current USC undergraduate students.

Program Eligibility:

Applicants to the MS GSCM progressive degree program must meet the following qualifications below.

  • Applicants to the progressive degree program may apply once they have at least 64 total units of undergraduate course work completed, excluding AP, IB, or transfer units earned prior to graduation from high school.
  •  Applicants may apply in their junior or senior year, but no later than the semester prior to beginning graduate work.
  • Applicants do not need to submit GRE, GMAT or other graduate entrance exam scores but should have at least a 3.0 cumulative USC GPA at the time of application. 

Application Requirements:

  • Use the MS GSCM Program Course Plan to complete the Progressive Degree Application 
  • Include with your PDP Application, your STARS Report, most recent course plan from the undergraduate advisor, and resume. Please email your completed application to ms.gscm@marshall.usc.edu. 
  • Complete MS GSCM Application Questions and Essay Questions located in the Qualtrics form
  • Provide 2 Letters of Recommendations and have the professors email the letters directly to ms.gscm@marshall.usc.edu. Please make sure the subject line includes "Progressive Degree Application, your Full Name, and USC ID."

After submitting your application materials, your application will be reviewed and if our admissions committee recommends you to move forward with the process, you will meet with an MS GSCM academic advisor regarding the next steps in the admission process.