Master of Supply Chain Management
Applying and Deadlines


Review the application requirements and final deadlines below and then submit your application to Fisher's Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program. Once your application is complete, we will carefully review the application and supporting materials. Admission decisions are made based on the round deadlines below. View Frequently Asked Questions

View the round deadlines   Summer 2024 application now open


We’re looking for early-to-mid career MSCM candidates in any business function who are seeking a top-notch supply chain education to advance their career. Candidates exhibiting advancement or leadership potential, diverse perspectives, backgrounds and skillsets are desired. A four-year bachelor’s degree is required (all undergraduate majors welcome). Applicants with limited or no work experience are considered on a case-by-case basis. Connect with us — at 614-292-8511 or — to share your goals and discuss your fit in the MSCM program.

International Applicants: Due to the program's online format, the MSCM program is unable to accept international applications for those with or seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa.


  • Open/Close Academic Transcripts

    One of the basic requirements for admission to Fisher's graduate programs is the completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to matriculation. The Ohio State University does not recognize a three-year bachelor’s degree as comparable to a four-year  degree. To determine if you meet the degree requirements for The Ohio State University, contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at

    You are required to submit transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Coursework from one institution reported as transfer credit on another school's transcript does not meet Ohio State's definition of a transcript. Separate transcripts must be submitted if you received any transfer credit from other institutions.

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

    The MSCM Admissions Committee reviews scanned copies of official transcripts uploaded in your application for evaluation purposes. Transcripts should include all work previously completed and work currently in progress. If you have  taken courses at The Ohio State University (or currently are taking courses at Ohio State), you do not need to submit transcripts for those grades.The Admissions Office will obtain your Ohio State grades directly from the University Registrar’s Office.

    International credentials should include certified educational records and degree certificates or diplomas in the original language with English translations.

    NOTE: If you are admitted to the MSCM program, you will be required to submit official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions. In order for these transcripts to count as official, they must be sent directly to The Ohio State University from each institution you attended.

    You can watch our webinar covering the most common mistakes that applicants make when providing academic transcripts as part of their graduate program application. The Director of Admissions and Recruiting will also point out critical requirements for your transcript(s) to make for a seamless application process. 

    Watch the Transcript Requirement webinar

    Where To Send Official Transcripts


    Request that your transcripts be sent electronically from the issuing institution directly to If your institution does not send official electronic transcripts, you may order them to be sent to us. Transcripts must come directly to us from the issuing institution; they cannot come from the applicant, even if they're in a sealed envelope.

    Graduate and Professional Admissions
    P.O. Box 182004
    Columbus, OH 43218-2004


    Due to the program's online format, the MSCM program is unable to accept international applications for those with or seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa. International applicants not seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa can send copies of international transcripts, diplomas or degree certificates and English translations in sealed university envelopes to:

    Graduate and Professional Admissions
    The Ohio State University
    Student Academic Services Building
    281 W. Lane Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43210-1132 USA


    • Because not all international institutions send transcripts on-demand, we accept official transcripts sent to Graduate and Professional Admissions by the applicant if they arrive in sealed university envelopes.
    • International transcript documents should include certified educational records and degree certificates or diplomas.
    • All documents must be received in the original language with official English translations. Student-made translations are not accepted.
  • Open/Close Resume

    A detailed resume or curriculum vitae gives the MSCM Admissions Committee a snapshot of your professional and academic career.

    Fisher's Office of Career Management is represented on the Admissions Committee, ensuring that all job-seeking applicants are evaluated for potential job opportunities and placement upon completion of the  MSCM program.


    Please include all of the following information on your resume, if applicable, and account for the time since the beginning of your university education. The resume can be multiple pages.

    • Your contact information (full name, mailing address, phone and email)
    • Employment history (with details of primary duties, skills utilized and accomplishments in each position held)
    • Extracurricular and/or community activities
    • Languages (read, spoken and/or understood)
    • Military record (if applicable)

    For more information about writing your Fisher resume, view our resume tutorial PDF.

  • Open/Close Essay

    You will be required to complete an essay. The essay gives you the opportunity to present yourself more fully to the MSCM Admissions Committee and to provide insights into your experiences, goals and thought processes.


    What are your short-term and long-term career goals? How/why will a Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program help you achieve those goals?

    Maximum length: One single-sided page, 11-size font minimum (no margin requirement)


    This optional essay can be used to address any circumstances you’d like the Admissions Committee to be aware of (gaps in work history/academic performance/choice of references/test waiver requests).

    Maximum words: 500

  • Open/Close Test Scores (GMAT/GRE OPTIONAL)


    Standardized tests (GMAT and GREare part of how we evaluate your potential for success in the Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program. The MSCM program is test-optional, meaning we allow you to opt-out of submitting GMAT/GRE test scores to be considered for admission. Applying to the MSCM program as test-optional does not guarantee a favorable admission decision, and your application will be reviewed holistically. 

    The GRE or GMAT remains an important part of the MSCM program's admission process for students electing to send scores. We encourage students to take the GRE or GMAT and share their scores with us if you think they reflect their ability and potential.

    • Other components of your application carry more weight if you elect to apply without test scores
    • The Institution Code for the GRE is 1592.
    • Max M. Fisher College of Business-Master of Supply Chain Management GMAT Code: ZLJ-9D-49. For the GMAT, we accept either the legacy GMAT or Focused GMAT.  
    • There is NO minimum GMAT or GRE score required to enter our program. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from the test's date.


    The request is part of Fisher's online application. Answer "YES" to the question, "Do you wish to apply for admissions without official GRE or GMAT scores?" inside the application. The Admissions Committee may contact you to discuss options if your application could greatly benefit from the addition of test scores.


    Ohio State's Graduate School requires international applicants to demonstrate English proficiency by taking the TOEFL or the IELTS. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio State will also accept the Duolingo English Test in addition to the TOEFL or IELTS. Click here for additional information on English proficiency requirements, exemptions and minimum scores. Keep in mind, that due to the program's online format, the MSCM program is unable to accept international applications for those with or seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa.

  • Open/Close Two References

    You will be required to provide two references (name, email, phone) that we reserve the right to contact if we feel the need to do so to reach an admission decision.​ ​Typically, your references should be from a professional context (example: supervisor).


    • Professional career/development​

    •  Leadership

    • Scholarship

    • Personal character/personality

  • Open/Close Application Fee

    To process each application for admission to the MSCM program, we charge a non-refundable fee of $60 for domestic applicants and $70 for international applicants.

    Payment of the application fee must be made with a credit card as part of the application process.

Summer 2024 Application Deadlines

The Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program has a Summer semester enrollment only. The Admissions Committee reviews completed applications based on application rounds. We encourage all applications to apply before the deadline date listed to ensure they are reviewed in their target round.

Below are the deadlines. Summer 2024 classes start May 7, 2024. The Summer 2024 is now open.

Summer 2024* Deadline Date  Decision Release Date
Round 1 October 8, 2023 October 27, 2023
Round 2 December 3, 2023 December 20, 2023
Round 3 February 25, 2024 March 15, 2024
Final Deadline April 7, 2024 Rolling Admissions
After April 7 Application closes soon Space-available basis

*To be considered in a specific application round, you must submit your application by the listed deadline AND complete your checklist in the portal no later than one week before the decision release date listed. We cannot review applications until they are complete.

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Every year we receive more applications than we have space available in our graduate programs. Because of this, we strongly encourage you to apply in the earlier rounds. Equal consideration, however, is given to applicants in all rounds.  Ask questions or get admission tips by emailing

We keep applications on record for a maximum of one year. Those who do not receive a favorable admission decision can re-apply in a future year. The new application should provide the Admissions Committee with evidence of additional personal, academic and/or professional growth achieved since the original application. Admission decisions are made on the most recently completed application. Your previous file serves only as a reference point for the Admissions Committee.

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