Admissions

The online UW Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program is designed for current and aspiring supply chain professionals. A new cohort of about 30 students starts the program each fall.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Admission into the program is competitive. The priority application deadline is March 1, and those who apply by this date will be notified of a decision by April 1. The final deadline is May 1, and those who apply by this date will be notified by mid-June. After May 1, we will consider applications on a space-available basis. Please contact us to ask about submitting a late application.

Before applying to the program, you should make sure you can be available to attend the residency week as well as the weekly online classes.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last graded 60 semester credits or 90 graded quarter credits (applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be considered in special circumstances)
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Completion of two quarters or one semester of undergraduate statistics or calculus

In addition, we recommend that applicants have three to five years of supply chain, transportation or logistics experience, or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge.

Note: GRE and GMAT scores are not required.

Required Application Materials

  • UW Graduate School online application and fee
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or university attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Written statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if English is not your native language)

Applications are not considered complete and will not be reviewed until all items have been submitted, including all letters of recommendation.

Application Steps

To apply to the program, submit your application materials online through the UW Graduate School website. We recommend you begin your application early in order to complete all requirements on time.

Step One: Prepare to Apply

Obtain transcripts from each college or university attended. Download unofficial transcripts or scan printed copies.

Update your resume or curriculum vitae.

Write your statement of purpose. This statement should include responses to the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics program? (200–300 words)
  2. Describe the most challenging supply chain, transportation or logistics-related problem you have encountered during your career. Explain how you approached and addressed it. (200–300 words)
  3. What skills do you hope to gain from participating in the program? (200–300 words)

Identify people who are willing to write letters of recommendation for you. Two letters of recommendation are needed to apply. Recommendations should come from current or former employers or supervisors, or from former teachers or advisers. You can use one academic reference and one professional reference or two professional references.

You should choose references who can judge your capacity to undertake graduate studies. Be sure to have their email addresses, which are required for the Graduate School application.

Step Two: Apply

Start your online application to the UW Graduate School. On this page, click the Create a Profile button to get started.

Select "Civil & Environmental Engineering - M of SCT&L" as the program name. Indicate the quarter you wish to enter the program and select the ultimate degree goal of "Master's."

Upload all required documents.

Designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Each of these people will be sent an email directing them to a secure website where they will submit their letters.

Pay the nonrefundable application fee.

International Students

Because this is a part-time, online program, international applicants who require F-1 student visa status are not eligible to apply.

International applicants must meet all admission requirements for the program. Although this is an online program, international students must be able to travel to the United States for the mandatory residency week held at the start of the program.

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The UW Graduate School’s Memo 8 describes several ways to do this. Scores must be sent directly to the UW by the Educational Testing Service using institution code 4854. Only scores less than two years old will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact us before you begin your application. For general information about applying to the UW as an international graduate student, see the Graduate School International Applicant Information page.