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Online MS Global Supply Chain Management Admissions

Quick reference guide to apply to our program

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Start Dates

  • Spring: January 2024
  • Fall: August 2024

Application Deadlines

We offer a rolling admissions process, with your application deadlines as follows:

Application Deadline
Spring Start December 1
Fall Start August 1


Your application must be completed using Purdue’s Graduate School online application. Apply online today.

If you are an international applicant, please review the International Requirements tab below in addition to the Application Requirements. 

Application Fee and Waivers

Krannert waives the Online MSGSCM program application fee for:

  • Domestic applicants who are permanent legal residents of the United States
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a Purdue University or Purdue Global baccalaureate degree
  • Active Service members and Veterans of the U.S. military
  • Individuals who participate in special programs (see full list as determined by the Purdue University Graduate School)
  • International applicants are subject to a non-refundable $75 application fee

For more information please contact your program specialist.

Note: If you pay the application fee before the fee has been waived, it is non-refundable.

Program Costs

Our per credit hour rate is $1,068.80 for Indiana residents and $1,118.80 for non-Indiana residents and international students. Cost is inclusive of tuition and fees. Textbooks, if applicable, are not included.

  • Indiana Residents: $32,064
  • Non-Indiana Residents / International: $33,564

All fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees.

Requirements at a Glance

  • Conferred Bachelors degree (4 Year Equivalent)
  • *No GMAT/GRE score required
  • TOEFL/IELTS not required for international students
  • Two recommendation letters, statement of purpose, and resume
  • 24 months of work experience
  • Kira video essay (after application)

Read on for specifics on the required pieces of your application.

Application Requirements

For a quick reference guide on the application process download our checklist.


For ease of review, please include the essay question as a 'title' above your response.

  • Statement of Purpose (500 words max): Please submit a statement introducing yourself to the Admissions Committee. Be sure to include a brief academic and professional background, reason for seeking a Master’s degree at Purdue, desired career path after graduation and your thoughts on giving back as a student and as an alum.


While full-time post-baccalaureate work experience is not required for admission to Purdue’s MS GSCM program, many MS GSCM students enter the program with at least a few years of work experience. However, those coming straight from an undergraduate program often have significant co-op opportunities or internship experiences.
A limited number of strong applicants with little work experience will be considered and potentially offered admission.

  • Two online recommendations are required in order for your application to be reviewed.

  • No paper recommendations will be accepted. We prefer that recommenders be employers or faculty who are able to render an opinion on the basis of close, current, and sustained observation. We strongly urge that one recommendation is from your direct supervisor. Recommendations from friends, family members, acquaintances, and other sources unable to evaluate professional or academic qualifications for professional study are not acceptable. No more than two recommendations are needed. 


  • You will need to provide official transcripts and/or academic records only at the request of the graduate program or in the event of a favorable admission decision and you choose to enroll. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. Official documents should be submitted to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Purdue University
Young Hall, Room 170
155 S. Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114

  • Transcripts and/or English translations must be mailed directly from a Registrar’s office to the Office of Graduate Admissions via a sealed envelope.

  • The Office of Graduate Admissions also accepts electronic transcripts from accredited U.S. colleges and universities sent via eSCRIP-SAFE, Docufide, Parchment Exchange or directly from the accredited U.S. college and university. The transcript must be sent to

  • All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded to the online application system are considered unofficial.  The Purdue University Graduate School reserves the right to require official transcripts and/or academic documents at any time during the admissions process. **Transcripts will not be returned.

Uploading Transcripts (international applicants, see international section)

  1. All applicants must upload to the online application transcript(s) and/or academic document(s) for every institution of higher education attended. If a transcript and diploma/degree certificate are not in English, an English translation (certified by the college or university which issued it) must be uploaded.

  2. The uploaded transcript and/or academic document must be from the official version of the document. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution.

  3. If personal identifying information such as a student identification number or social security number appears on the document, REMOVE THIS INFORMATION from your electronic version of your document or mark out the information in black ink before scanning your document.

  4. Degree-Seeking Applicants:  Upload a transcript for every institution of higher education attended, including evidence of a baccalaureate degree awarded, into the online application. If you are currently studying for a baccalaureate degree, you will later be required to submit a document that verifies the awarding of that degree.

  5. Non-Degree Applicants: If you are applying for non-degree classification, you must upload evidence of a baccalaureate degree which could include a transcript, a copy of the diploma or a degree certificate verifying the degree.



**Please Note: A link for the required online (KIRA) video essay section is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted. Your application will not be reviewed until KIRA and all other sections are complete, so plan to finalize all requirements prior to your preferred application deadline listed at the top of this page. KIRA does not take the place of an admissions interview.

In the process of completing the Krannert School of Management graduate application, you will respond to 3 to 5 video essay questions. The questions vary for each program and are developed to assess core competencies that align with your specific program. The video essays are used by the Admissions Committee to identify specific business school competencies that we believe are key to building a diverse and strong cohort. You will be asked questions that will give us insight into your position on the following topics:

  • Motivation
  • Adaptability
  • Engagement
  • Leadership Potential
  • Communication
  • Self-Awareness
Just as many other business schools, we find these are some of the key skills that highly qualified candidates share. Additionally, we feel we get to know each candidate a little better as a result of the essays and gain insight that simply cannot be viewed on a written application.
Please talk to your recruiter prior to submitting your essays if you would like some guidance on how to best prepare.


*Scores for the GMAT/GRE exams are not required for admission to the MS Global Supply Chain Management online program. However, reporting a GMAT score can make an application more competitive, especially for individuals with fewer than three (3) years of relevant work experience.

International Applicants

Applications for the Krannert School of Management must be completed using Purdue’s Graduate School online application. International applicants must follow a slightly altered application process.

Any individual who is not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States is classified as an international applicant. If you are a Permanent Resident, non-U.S. Citizen, please upload a copy of your alien registration/green card within the online application. Permanent residents who do not provide a copy of an alien registration number will be reclassified as an international student for admission consideration and fees.

Review your current/previous academic institution’s country for a listing of required admission documents per Purdue University Graduate School Requirements.


Academic Transcripts and Applicant Eligibility

  • Any individual who is not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States is classified as an international applicant. In order to be considered for admission to the Krannert School of Management, international applicants must hold a bachelor degree or its equivalent from an accredited college in the U.S. or abroad. This requires 16 years of education in a University setting, which must be the equivalent of a four year U.S. Bachelor’s degree.

  • Correspondence courses do not meet this requirement. Transcripts must indicate “grades earned” for all courses taken. Please note that a summary of semester totals alone does not meet this requirement.

  • Documents stamped with ‘True Copy’ will not be accepted, which will potentially delay admission consideration.

  • If undergraduate education took place in a non-English speaking country, you are required to upload both a certified official transcript in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation.

*You must also upload a certified official copy of your diploma/degree certificate in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation. A Provisional Certificate does not meet this requirement.