The MPS/SCM Program curriculum is designed for working supply chain management professionals. Accordingly, successful applicants must have:
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Prospective students may also gain prerequisite skill and knowledge by taking appropriate course work at local colleges or universities or online via Penn State World Campus.
To apply for the Penn State Smeal College of Business Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management, all items listed in the application checklist should be submitted electronically via the application link above. Deadlines for all materials can be found on the Tuition and Deadlines portion of the website.
Please Note: Our programs have one intake per year in the fall semester.
Please submit each of the following items:
The language of instruction at Penn State is English. All international applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), with the exceptions noted below. The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 550 for the paper-based test, or a total score of 80 with a 19 on the speaking section for the internet-based test (iBT). Applicants with iBT speaking scores between 15 and 18 may be considered for provisional admission, which requires completion of specified remedial English courses ESL 114G (American Oral English for Academic Purposes) and/or ESL 116G (ESL/Composition for Academic Disciplines) and attainment of a grade of B or higher. The minimum acceptable composite score for the IELTS is 6.5. Graduate programs may have more stringent requirements.
International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement who have received a baccalaureate or a graduate degree from a college/university/institution in any of the following: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States, and Wales.
Students applying to the MPS/SCM Program must be admitted by both the MPS/SCM Program and the Graduate School at Penn State. The Graduate School requires U.S. applicants to have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution earned under residence and credit conditions substantially equivalent to those required by Penn State. (Penn State is accredited by the by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools). International applicants must have a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree to apply for admission. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
The Graduate School will notify the applicant whether or not they meet the Graduate School requirement for a baccalaureate degree. Please note, however, that acceptance to the Graduate School is not the same as acceptance to the MPS/SCM Program. Separate correspondence will be sent from the MPS/SCM Program office indicating whether or not an applicant has been accepted to the MPS/SCM Program.
Review of applications for Fall 2016 admission will begin February 2016. All applications and required materials must be submitted no later than June 15th, 2016.