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Requirements

Applicants for the Master in Business Logistics Engineering degree program must have completed (or will complete prior to enrollment) a baccalaureate degree which includes a strong quantitative background in calculus, linear algebra, and statistics from an accredited college or university. Applicants' academic record should demonstrate an ability to pursue graduate studies. The Ohio State University requires a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a 4.0 scale to be eligible for its graduate programs.

We urge you to start your application process early. Allowing time to fully prepare your application will enable you to devote sufficient resources and thought to each step without rushing yourself or the third parties who will write your letters of recommendation. Preparing your application is your chance to shine and distinguish yourself among your peers. Devoting time and thought to putting your best foot forward will be well worth your effort.

Your application must be complete by the deadlines to be considered for admission to the Master in Business Logistics Engineering program.

Our application process varies slightly for domestic and international applicants but in general requires similar core elements including:

Academic credentials and transcripts

Applicants must submit two official, unopened, original and certified copies of transcripts from every college or university they have attended. You are not required to submit official transcripts for any grades earned at The Ohio State University. 

Test Scores

All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as either the GRE or GMAT is acceptable for program admission. While there is no minimum score to gain successful admission, prospecitve candidates will need to score at least in the 80th percentile on the quantitative portion of either test.

If you are an international applicant, you will also need to demonstrate proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test unless you are from an English-speaking country. The MBLE program requires the minimum scores for each of the English proficiency test; 1) 100/TOEFL (IBT), 2) 85/MELAB test, and 3) 7.5/IELTS.

You are exempt from taking an English proficiency test such as, TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS, if you have established citizenship in one of the following countries: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean, British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, and The United States. US Green Card holders are exempt from taking the test if they have held the Green Card at least one year prior to their term of enrollment.

If you have received a 4 year bachelor's degree from one of the countries listed above, then you are also exempt from taking an English proficiency test. Please note: It is not required that you have your degree completed at the time you apply for admission. However, you must have completed your degree prior to your term of enrollment.

Detailed Resume

This is your opportunity to showcase your employment history, extracurricular and/or community activities, language skills, and military record, if applicable. The Master in Business Logistics Engineering program views work experience as desirable but not necessary.

Statement of Purpose

This statement should outline your graduate study goals and plans, career plans, experience and any special circumstances that need explaining.

Letters of recommendation

When deciding whom to ask for letters of recommendation, you will want to choose individuals who can attest to your scholarship, professional development, personal character, and overall potential to succeed. Be sure to make your requests in plenty of time to allow respondents to prepare thoughtful, detailed letters on your behalf. Your references will have the opportunity to submit either an electronic or paper letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Nonrefundable application processing fee

The application fee is $60 (U.S. Dollars) for United States citizens, permanent residents, or asylees, and $70 (U.S. Dollars) for international students. The fee is paid by credit card at the time that an applicant submits the online application. The application fee should not be sent separately to the Graduate Admissions Office and is nonrefundable.