Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Frequently Asked Questions

Application and Admission

How do I apply for this program?

Apply using the online graduate application.

What are the application requirements?

  • Application requirements can be located in the catalog at this link.

What are the application deadlines?

The university application deadlines can be found here.

What if my application is late by a few days after the deadline?

Seating is limited in this program. Earlier applications that meet admission criteria are generally accepted without delay. However, in years where there is strong early interest in this program, applications that arrive closer to the deadline and after may be screened on increasingly stringent criteria. It is best to apply as early as possible.

Can I send my application information to the department for an evaluation before I apply?

The assiatant director and faculty director of the program welcome inqueries but cannot review application materials and 'pre-admit' students to the program before the complete application is submitted and reviewed by the admissions committee.

What is the ideal candidate for admission into this program?

The ideal candidate is currently working full time and has three or more years of managerial work experience in supply chain management.

If an applicant does not have the desired work experience, can they be considered?

Applicants without the minimum work experience will be considered on a case by case, space available basis. At the minimum, these applicants will need to have an undergraduate degree in supply chain management or related field with a strong GPA, GMAT scores of 550+ or GRE scores of 310+, and compelling references/statement of purpose.

Are there any special application instructions?

The documents need to be in a pdf format and attach them to the online application. Do not send any hard copy documents when applying. Once an admission decision is made, the USF Office of Graduate Admissions will contact applicants for any required hard copies. For questions about the online application process, please contact Graduate Admissions.

How does the application process work?

Applications are submitted to the USF Office of Admissions and are sent to the department for evaluation when the required documents have been attached to the online application. It's best not to submit your application until you have all documents ready. Once the application is complete and the application fee paid, it is evaluated by the Muma College of Business and then by the Office of Admissions.

How can I check my application status?

Applicants may review admissions status online. Note that if the status reads that an application has been 'referred' to the department, this just means it has left the Office of Admissions. It is reviewed by several other departments before a final admission decision is made.

I have questions about the online application, who should I contact?

Below are some common application questions. If you have other queries concerning the online application and required documents, they can be directed to Graduate Studies Academic Program Specialist Le’Shelle Davis.

  • What should I do if my GPA is not scored out of 4.0 points? Just estimate the GPA; staff evaluate transcripts for grades.
  • My credits are calculated differently, as I am an international student - what should I enter? Just estimate! 
  • The application asks about a certification, do I need this? This refers to College of Education graduate students only. This program does not require a certification.
  • The Office of Graduate Admissions website mentions sending hard copies. Should I do this? Again, please attach all required documents to the online application as a PDF. Do not send any hard copies until an admission decision has been made.

Can I defer my admission if necessary?

Due to the cohort nature of this program, we do not grant deferral requests. If students cannot start the term for which they were admitted, they will need to apply again for the following year to be considered in the new applicant pool. 

I just got admitted. What do I do next?

The program will provide registration instructions once admission has been finalized. In the meantime, applicants should complete any other requirements that are outstanding with the university such as immunizations, immigration, etc.


How long will it take to complete my degree requirements? Can I complete the program in one year?

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is a 32-credit-hour graduate degree which is designed to be completed in 12 months, starting in August and ending in August.

Can I complete the program online?

Courses are offered in a hybrid format to allow students to continue full-time employment while pursuing the degree. Students are on campus for one week at the beginning of each semester for six days of classes. The remainder of coursework is completed online.

What courses are included in the MS in Supply Chain Management program?

Program information can be found at our program page.

How many classes do students take each semester?

This program is run as a cohort, meaning students will take a lock-step sequence of courses. In the Fall and Spring terms, students will take four courses or 12 credit hours. In the Summer term, students will take three courses or eight credit hours.

How much will the program cost?

Florida has one of the lowest costs nationwide of completing an academic degree. Total estimated program costs can be found at the web USF admission website or the Tuition and Fees web page.

Are there any scholarships or graduate assistant positions available?

There are no scholarships or graduate assistant positions associated with this program. Candidates should check with their employers to see if the company has a tuition reimbursement program.

International Students

Can students qualify for a student visa for this program?

Given the delivery method of this program, it does not qualify for student visas.