Degree Completion Options
The MSSCM program requirements range from 30 to 33 credit hours, depending on the candidate's choices of degree option: All Course, Directed Project or Thesis. The requirements for each of these options are:
- Thesis Option: 30 credit hours are required for the degree, in which 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of master thesis work is required
- Project Option: 33 credit hours are required for the degree, in which a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework and 3 hours of industry project must be satisfied
- All Coursework with 1 external certification: This option requires a student to have a minimum of 30 credit hours and an external certification related to supply chain or operations management from ISM, APICS, ASQ or SME.
- All Coursework: 33 hours of coursework is required for the degree.
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
- Operations Management (DS850)
- Supply Chain Management (DS 865)
- Global Procurement and Sourcing (DS 725)
- Global Logistics and Transportation Management (DS 790)
- Business Analytics (BSAN 775)
If you're interested in obtaining a certificate while completing your master's program, the four required courses marked with an asterisk count toward the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management.
- Students must specialize in one of two available tracks:
- The degree requires fifteen (15) credit hours of core courses, nine (9) credit hours of courses from a track, and electives to satisfy the degree requirements. There is a maximum of 9 credit hours of 500- or 600-level courses that can be taken in this program.
- Students must submit a plan of study by the end of the first semester of enrollment.