Program Details

Discover the comprehensive Program Details for the Master of Supply Chain Management program at Penn State Smeal. Gain insights into top-ranked program, STEM-designated curriculum, experienced faculty, and streamlined application process. Prepare for a transformative journey in supply chain management and propel your career to new heights.

The Penn State Smeal Master of Supply Chain Management is a full-time, residential program designed for current undergraduate students with little to no work experience who are looking to pursue accelerated early leadership roles in the field of supply chain.

  • Program Structure: Begin the program in August to earn your master's in 9 months at Penn State's University Park campus. Our program follows a full-time format, providing an immersive learning experience that maximizes your exposure to industry-relevant knowledge and practices.
  • Highly ranked: At Penn State Smeal, we take pride in our consistent recognition as one of the top graduate supply chain programs in the United States. Our program's excellence is endorsed by industry leaders and experts, including Gartner, Inc., who consistently rank us among the best in the nation.
  • STEM-Designated: The Master of Supply Chain Management program is STEM-designated, which reflects the emphasis we place on incorporating technology, analytics, and quantitative methods into supply chain management practices. This designation enhances your career prospects by demonstrating your proficiency in the growing field of data-driven supply chain analysis. The designation also allows international graduates on F-1 visas to work in the United States for an additional 24 months via the extended Optional Practical Training (OPT), totaling 36 months. 
  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from world-class faculty members who are renowned for their expertise in supply chain management. Our faculty bring a unique combination of academic excellence and industry experience, ensuring that you receive practical insights and cutting-edge knowledge that can be applied to real-world supply chain challenges.
  • Specialized Curriculum: Our program's specialized curriculum provides in-depth knowledge and expertise needed to thrive in early career supply chain leadership roles. Gain a comprehensive understanding of supply chain strategy, operations management and analytics, empowering you to make strategic decisions that drive organizational success.
  • Student Success First: With a focus on early career leadership and dedicated graduate career services, we’re a business college that cares about your long-term success.
  • 760K+ Business Partners: The Penn State alumni network is our biggest asset, and with 92,000+ Smeal alumni and counting, we are everywhere in the world and always in your corner—ready to open doors, offer advice, and cheer you on.

Stacking Smeal Credentials

Smeal allows for more flexible, personalized education with the ability to stack degrees. Supply Chain master's students may use eligible credits from their degree toward a sequential master’s degree. Courses will be waived only after the student has applied and been accepted into the secondary program. Supply chain students can stack with the following Smeal master’s programs:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Real Estate Analysis & Development
  • One-Year MBA 
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Online)
  • Marketing Analytics and Insights (Online)
  • Taxation (Online)