Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Elmhurst's master of science in supply chain management gives you expertise in analyzing operations, understanding logistics and transportation, making sound decisions, and motivating people. The program emphasizes the strategic importance of supply chain design, planning, and implementation and covers a variety of analytical and technology tools used in optimizing supply chain performance.

Delivery Method

This is an on-campus program entailing 22 courses and a final project over a 21-month period. You will attend classes one evening per week during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students attend classes twice a week during the month long January semester. Students may apply to this program for the Fall Term only. If sufficient demand presents, the program will be offered at the University Center campus in Grayslake.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program must:


  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

  • Have at least three years of work experience in any area of business

  • Schedule an interview with the program director

  • Submit an application for admission to graduate study from Elmhurst College

  • Provide three professional recommendations from individuals who can comment on your leadership qualities, communication skills, personal motivation and capacity to succeed in graduate study.

  • Submit a statement of purpose (1,000 words) describing your personal and professional goals and how the completion of the graduate degree will enhance them.

  • Provide official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions you have attended.

  • Submit a current resume documenting your work history.

  • Have at least three years of professional experience (may be waived with director's approval).


Students do not need to submit graduate examination (GRE) scores. Students with insufficient academic or professional preparation may be required to take selected undergraduate courses prior to enrolling in the program. These courses would be determined in consultation with the program director.

Transfer Policy

Up to 2 graduate courses from an accredited college/university will be considered at the discretion of the program director.

Special Characteristics

This part-time, evening program is the first and longest running of its kind in the metropolitan Chicago area. Built on a cohort model, the program embraces the College's belief that students play a significant role in one another's learning, motivation, and success. Students who start in the fall term form a cohort that stays intact throughout the program.

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