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Supply Chain Management, M.S.

Saint Louis University’s master’s program in supply chain management, offered by the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, teaches you about the key business processes that drive profitable business growth and positions you to hold a sustainable competitive advantage in the business world.

About the Program

Through SLU’s supply chain management curriculum, you will learn quantitative and computer models that are designed to deliver the right goods and services, in the right quantity, at the right time. Coursework covers the design, implementation and management of efficient ways to integrate the flow of materials and information among suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses and stores.

Program Highlights

SLU’s supply chain management master’s program was ranked No. 13 in the country on the list of the 2017 Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

Curriculum and Program Details

SLU’s Master of Science in supply chain management curriculum focuses on theoretical and applied supply chain and logistics skills. Courses explore operations management, logistics, information technologies, finance and lean/six sigma. You’ll also learn about project management and participate in simulations to develop the analytical skills needed in public and private sectors.

A Master of Science in supply chain management prepares you to play an important role in the current and future success of businesses. Supply chain professionals make “go/no-go” decisions regarding which goods or services to provide, which suppliers to work with, and how to access and excite prospective customers.
Tuition and Fees

Saint Louis University takes pride in being one of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges.

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, visit SLU Financial Services.

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Applicant Criteria

Applicants are reviewed for past undergraduate work, internship experience, and GMAT or GRE scores. While there is no minimum GMAT score required, the average GMAT score is 590. Average GRE scores are 150-153 on each section, quantitative and verbal. Successful applicants demonstrate a 3.0 grade point average in past academic programs.

To apply, you’ll need:

Application Requirements
Application form
Two letters of recommendation
Official GMAT or GRE score
Personal goal statement of fewer than 500 words

Requirements for International Students

  • For non-native speakers of English, an official TOEFL or IELTS score report is also required and must be sent directly from ETS or the British Council (SLU’s school code is 6629 for ETS). TOEFL and IELTS scores should be no more than two years old. We require a TOEFL score of 88 and an IELTS broadband of at least a 6.5.
  • The Pearson Test of English scores can be accepted as well.
  • A GPA on a 4.0 scale is required and should be reflected on official transcripts or documentation. All international transcripts must be calculated by the World Education Services (WES) or the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and include a course-by-course evaluation, including GPA and course levels. The graduate business programs office prefers WES, but will accept ECE.
  • INTO SLU offers the Pathway Program for international students who are interested this course but do not meet the direct entry requirements. Visit INTO SLU for more information.

Application Deadline

Students are admitted in fall and spring. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a preferred deadline of Dec. 15 for spring and July 15 for fall.

Review Process

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once all application materials are received. Application files are reviewed holistically (undergraduate work, internship experience, test scores and personal goal statement). The average time for admissions decisions is two weeks.


No. 15 in the Nation

The graduate supply chain management program is ranked No. 15 nationally by U.S. News & World Report for 2019.