University of San Diego

United States Of America

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or seasoned leader, our faculty and industry leaders are committed to helping you turn your ambition into action. Our top-ranked MBA programs and robust specialty master's programs instill the essential leadership skills you need to develop sustainable practices, make savvy decisions and build lasting connections within the 21st-century business community. And, you will have opportunities to develop international business acumen that can be applied anywhere in the world your career may take you.

With a master's in supply chain management, you will do more than just learn about the latest best practices. A case-based curriculum with simulations will improve your existing skills in negotiations, cost management and sustainability.

Our flexible online format means you can learn at your own pace and still work regular hours. You will be able to immediately apply every new innovative strategy you learn directly to your job. While our classes are web-based, you will still get face-to-face time with faculty and classmates during our five on-campus interactive sessions.

While you are in business school, you will have access to our Supply Chain Management Institute, where you can further your professional development by attending workshops that expose you to the latest trends in areas such as transportation strategies, strategic sourcing and risk management.

The first of its kind.

Our AACSB-accredited master's in supply chain management program is the first U.S. degree accredited by the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

GMAT/GRE not required for the MS in Supply Chain Management.

Application Deadlines

  • November 1
  • January 15
  • March 1
  • May 1

Program Start Dates

August 2022

Application Requirements

  • Professional resume/CV: Must demonstrate at least two years of professional work experience. Professional experience may be substituted with a major in supply chain or industrial engineering or a minor in supply chain with participation in a supply chain internship or competition. 
  • Two letters of recommendation: Recommendation forms will be sent directly through your online application.
  • Professional work product: This should demonstrate your ability to analyze complex problems at the graduate level and be one in which you were the dominant author (content contributions from all others should be less than 20% of the total effort). Examples include a technical report, strategic business plan, supplier analysis, inventory analysis, or a new project or business proposal. If you are unable to provide a professional work product, you can submit a 500-1000 word essay instead highlighting a supply chain challenge at your company and a possible project to resolve that challenge.
  • GMAT/GRE: Not required
  • Official transcripts: Required from all post-secondary universities attended. They can be emailed (direct from the university) to  or mailed to the address below: 

Office of Graduate Admissions
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Students educated outside the United States must submit a course-by-course degree evaluation conducted by 


$46,950 (30 units based upon the 2020-21 rate of $1,565 per unit)
Textbooks and Supplies: $2,355
Study Abroad: 


  • Advancing Women in Supply Chain Scholarship
  • Excellence in Supply Chain Scholarship
  • Study Abroad Scholarship: Applications available through 
  • United States Military Achievement Scholarship
  • USD Alumni Scholarship
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