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FAQs | Global Supply Chain Management

Answer: Due to the holistic evaluation process used by the Admission Committee, it is difficult to evaluate your chances for admission without having received your completed application. Please refer to our Admissions requirements for more information regarding our admission philosophy, guidelines, and application procedures.

Answer: To review the application deadlines for the MS Global Supply Chain Management program please visit the Admissions page.

Answer: Please see our Application Requirements and International Requirements page for an overview of necessary application materials.
Answer: All applicants are considered for scholarships during the admission review process. Therefore, there is no specific application process for these awards. The Purdue MBA and MS Programs Admissions Office will notify you if you are a candidate for these awards. For more information, please see our Tuition and Financial Aid page.
Answer:  We prefer that recommenders be past supervisors or faculty who are able to render an opinion on the basis of close, current, and sustained observation. Recommendations from friends, family members, acquaintances, and other sources unable to evaluate professional or academic qualifications for our full-time programs are not acceptable.
Answer: First and foremost, Krannert seeks to enroll students who are academically prepared for the rigor of a master’s degree in business. We strive to enroll students who will add to the rich variety and diversity of the Krannert learning environment. We will consider relevant practical experience in the form of internships, military experience, full-time employment, etc. A limited number of strong applicants with less work experience will be considered and potentially offered admission.

Answer: The name of the program you are applying to is the 'code' required for reporting your GMAT score.

  • MS Global Supply Chain Management
Answer: The Admissions Committee will typically consider the highest ‘valid’ score during the application review process. Scores from separate tests will not be combined. The GMAT and GRE are valid for a period of approximately five years. If the test is expired, you would be required to retake the exam.
Answer: The MSGSCM program accepts GMAT, GRE, and LSAT. We suggest you connect with a program specialist before officially submitting a test score.  You can set up an appointment to speak with your program specialist.
Answer: The Graduate School accepts all valid forms of English language assessment testing, including all types of TOEFL and IELTS. Please refer here for test requirements.

Please note: English language assessment test scores are valid for a period of two years. If the test is expired, you will be required to retake an exam. The test must be valid at the time your application is under review by the Purdue University Graduate School.

Answer: You will need to use institution code 1631; however, no department code is necessary. Please refer to  for information on how report your official scores.
Answer: Yes. If you were born in a country where English is not the native language of that country, you will be required to provide an English language assessment test, regardless of the language of instruction. A list of exempt official English-speaking countries/locations, in addition to the U.S. can be found on the Graduate School Admissions website.
Answer:  Only if you have obtained a baccalaureate degree or graduate or professional degree within the past 36 months from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction, in a country where English is the native language. In order to meet this requirement, receipt of degree must fall within the 36 month period when your documents are under review by the Krannert School of Management and the Purdue University Graduate School. Test scores expire on the first day of the month in which they were taken.
Answer: No. Please do not submit your application unless test scores are provided. It is strongly recommended that you submit only the scores you intend to have reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Applications will not begin the review process until all application materials (including payment, test scores, transcripts, and recommendations) are received by the admissions office. The Admissions Committee requires that all test scores be received before applications can be reviewed.
Answer: No. Proof of financial support is only required of international students who receive a favorable admissions decision. Please do not include proof of financial support with your application. Upon an offer of admission, students will work with the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) to demonstrate eligibility for a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019).
Answer: Please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page.
Answer: Not all applicants are requested to interview, as interviews are by invitation only per the Admissions Committee.
Answer: If requested to interview, you will be invited by an Admissions representative through email, which will include details regarding the interview process. The majority of interviews will be conducted virtually, with video capability.
Answer:  We recommend the completion of the Master of Commerce degree, but will consider applicants who have completed the equivalent of one full year of university work in a degree-seeking program beyond the Bachelor of Commerce degree. This requires a total of 16 years of education in a university setting. Correspondence courses and/or certificate programs offered by organizations or non-university groups do not meet this requirement. A ‘post-graduate’ diploma’ does not meet this requirement.
Answer: Yes, Spring and Fall enrollment are both available for the MS Global Supply Chain Management program.
Answer: No. The Krannert Master’s programs do not accept transfer credits. Students holding an MITx MicroMasters credential can potentially waive 10 of the required hours. However, please be aware that all of our students start and finish together, and are involved in the same core courses. You would need to comply with the regular admissions process required for the Purdue MBA and MS applicants.
Answer: No, not at this time.
Answer: No. All applications must be completed and submitted online. We do not provide or accept paper applications.
Answer:  We strive to have an admissions decision within 60 days from the submission of your application. However, you may check the status of your submitted application at any time by visiting the Graduate School's online application system.
Answer: There are no specific courses required in order to apply to most programs.
Answer:  Applicants are permitted to apply to one program per year. If reapplying, a new application must be completed in its entirety. To assess your competitiveness, please refer to our individual program pages. For further details regarding the reapplication process, please contact
Answer: Please refer to the information provided by the Krannert Professional Development Center.

Answer: Applicants are required to complete 3-5 video interview/essay questions. This helps us get to know you a little better and gain insight that cannot be gained in a written application. A unique link to the KIRA platform is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted. Please plan to complete all components prior to your preferred application deadline in order to be considered for admission.

Please Note: Online (KIRA) Video Interview can be accessed by logging in 24 hours after you submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed without the Video Interview.

Answer: No. The KIRA video interview/essay is considered part of the application for admission; admissions interviews are separate and by invitation only.