Applicants for the Master of Business Logistics Engineering degree program must have completed (or 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 those who will write your letters of recommendation. Your application is your chance to distinguish yourself among your peers. Devoting considerable time and thought will be well worth your effort. 

Our application process varies slightly for domestic and international applicants, but both require the following core elements.

Application Requirements

  • Academic Credentials and Transcripts

    One (1) official transcript or record (degree certificate, provisional certificate, mark sheets) of all university academic course work is required for admission to The Ohio State University. It should include all work previously completed and work currently in progress.

    Official transcripts are those provided in a sealed envelope by the institution attended. The MBLE Admissions Committee will review scanned copies of official transcripts uploaded in your application for admissions purposes, but the OSU Graduate Admissions Office will not accept web reports, advising reports, self-reported scores, or transfer credit on another school’s transcript.

    If you are admitted , final official hardcopies of all transcripts will be required prior to enrollment at the university. You should contact each institution you attended and request that one official transcript/record of all courses completed there be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office.

    If you have taken courses at The Ohio State University, you do not need to submit transcripts for those grades as the Admissions Office will obtain your Ohio State grades directly from the University Registrar’s Office. Separate transcripts must be submitted if you received any transfer credit from another university(ies).

    In cases where examination results or grades are not released, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at

  • Test Scores

    All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) orGraduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Both the GRE or GMAT are acceptable for program admission. While there is no minimum score, successful candidates typically 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, the British Caribbean and 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 four-year bachelor's degree from one of the countries listed above, then you are also exempt from taking an English proficiency test.  You are NOT exempt if you attended a university in a country not listed above, and your primary language of instruction was English.

    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 of 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

    Three (3) letters of recommendation are required.  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.

The Graduate Admissions Test Exception (GATE) Program allows current students of The Ohio State University, as well as alumni of The Ohio State University that have graduated within the last two (2) years, to apply for the Master of Business Logistics Engineering degree program without the need to submit GRE or GMAT standardized test scores.

Contact Us

For inquiries related to appplication and admission to the MBLE program, please contact Amy Shaw, Integrated Systems Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator.