MS in Supply Chain Management


Program Description

The online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management provides professionals with the advanced expertise needed to lead companies to world-class supply chain management status. The program has 30 credits with 11 required courses.

The program offers the flexibility that professionals need as they pursue their graduate degree while working full time.

Benefits of Clarkson's program include:

  • Start any term.
  • Tailor the program to fit your schedule, with part-time and full-time options. 
  • Earn merit-based scholarships. All students applying for the School of Business programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships.


The program consists of 11 courses, including logistics strategies, supply management strategies, supply chain ethics, and data analytics. 

Today's ever-changing economy requires well-trained professionals to plan and manage the activities through which products and services are created and distributed to customers. Clarkson's online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is designed to meet this need. The program provides integrated learning opportunities for those interested in becoming proficient in effectively managing complex supply chains and prepares them for a wide range of positions, including purchasing managers, supply managers and directors of material management.

Curriculum (11 courses, 30 credits)

  • Leadership Development I
  • Applied Data Analytics
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Management Strategy and Analysis
  • Decision Analysis & Supply Chain Modeling
  • Negotiations & Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain Ethics
  • Industrial Organization in the Supply Chain
  • Quality Management & Process Improvement
  • Logistics Strategies
  • Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management (Capstone)

Online Learning Experience

The program is the first online MS in Supply Chain Management program offered in the State of New York that is designed for working professionals. As a very important differentiator, the program will offer live online class sessions with a heavy emphasis on the personal interaction of the learning experience, which has been proved to be the essential success factor of Clarkson’s highly ranked Online MBA program (No. 70 in Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News). 

Live, synchronous sessions help to strengthen the relationships between students and their instructors, and help to foster the kind of networking that is a valuable outcome of graduate education. They also provide an invaluable opportunity for faculty to personalize instruction and provide activities that augment the learning experience for students and help students build critical thinking skills.

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General Admission Requirements

An application includes:

  • Completed online application
  • Transcripts from all institution(s) attended
  • GMAT/GRE scores (see full checklist for information about substitutions and waivers)
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation

International applicants also need:

  • English Proficiency Testing (see full checklist for options)
  • U.S. Bachelor’s equivalency 
  • Certificate of finance to receive an I-20

For a comprehensive review of application requirements, please visit the full checklist of Admissions Requirements for Graduate Business Programs.


Merit-Based Graduate Business Program Scholarships

All students applying for Reh School of Business graduate programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on academic achievement (GPA) and GMAT (or equivalent) results. Additional consideration may also be given based upon the overall merits of an application.

There are four award levels associated with the Reh School of Business programs. These guaranteed levels range between at least 15% and up to at least 75% tuition discount, based upon the overall merits of a candidate’s application. Awards are based on a percentage of the total cost of the specific program to which you are applying.

Award Levels

  1. Fellowship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) – at least 15%
  2. Dean's (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) – at least 25%
  3. Presidential (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) – at least 40%
  4. Trustees (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) – at least 75%

Clarkson students are expected to keep a satisfactory academic status to maintain scholarship status. This includes achieving a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all graduate coursework. Accelerated BS/BA/MBA students who wish to qualify for merit scholarships should take the GMAT regardless of their grade point average. 

Additional Scholarship Awarding Policies:

Candidates who have the GMAT (or equivalent) requirement waived as part of their application may still be considered for a merit-based scholarship. Levels will be based upon the overall merits of the application, with a minimum award of at least 15%.

  • Scholarship awards are for the full duration of enrollment in the program of study, and actual awards each semester/quarter are prorated based on credits pursued.
  • Applicants who are receiving an employer benefit must select either the discount rate available through Clarkson’s agreement with their employer, or the merit-based scholarship award (the higher of the two), but not both.
  • If a candidate receives course waivers at the time of admission, scholarship amounts awarded above will be prorated to the new total requirements for that program.
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