Application Process

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Our application portal for Fall 2021 is open!

For Fall 2021, the GRE/GMAT requirement is waived for the on-campus program due to COVID-19. For the online program, test scores are not required in any year.

Applications to the program are submitted online through the USC Marshall School of Business Admissions web site at Please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website for more information about the application portal, transcript, and country requirements: When applying, we recommend using a personal email address that you will maintain access to for the forseeable future, rather than university or temporary accounts that you may lose access to over time. This is important because we are only able to communicate admissions decisions to the email address with which you applied.

A completed application includes the following items:

  • Submitted online application form
  • Resume
  • Responses to essay questions (included with the online application process)
  • Two letters of recommendation (included with the online application process)
    • Letters of recommendation must be processed through the electronic "Recommendations" section of the online application system
  • A nonrefundable application fee (waived for current USC students, USC staff, and USC alumni)
  • One official transcript from the registrar of each college or university attended except for USC
  • Video (included with the online application process)
  • International applicants to the On-Campus Program ONLY: TOEFL or IELTS
  • Note on GMAT/GRE: 
    • Online Executive Program: Test scores are NEVER required
    • On-Campus Program: Test scores NOT REQUIRED for Fall 2021 due to COVID-19. The Marshall MS GSCM (Residential/On-Campus) Program has temporarily waived the GMAT/GRE requirement for the Fall 2021 application cycle only. However, candidates may still choose to submit test scores. All applications will be reviewed holistically.


You may use the forms provided with the online application to request that your undergraduate (bachelor's degree) transcripts be sent directly to the mailing address below:

University of Southern California
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
University Park Campus 
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

We encourage applicants to upload unofficial transcripts to the online application. However, while the Admissions Committee can review an application with unofficial transcripts, a final decision cannot be rendered until official transcripts have been received and evaluated.

Students with advanced degrees should have official transcripts of graduate coursework sent to the mailing address above.

International students: Your undergraduate institution must include an explanation of the grading system and information about how the transcript should be assessed. Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation by a certified third-party translation service.

It is recommended that you submit your academic records after you have submitted your online application and have received your USC ID number. Including your USC ID number with your mailed documents will expedite their processing.

Mailing Addresses

Applications are submitted online. If you need to send additional materials by postal mail, please use the following address:

University of Southern California
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

If you use a courier service, such as DHL or FedEx, use this address instead:

University of Southern California
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
3601 South Flower Street, Tyler 1
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0911