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Supply Chain Management (MS)

​​In DePaul’s MS in Supply Chain Management degree program, students gain the leadership and technical skills necessary to manage supply chains.  The program will provide a broad-based knowledge of sourcing, procurement, transportation, warehousing, production and distribution.  Based on their interests, students have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of electives from across the business school. Supply chain industry professionals who aspire to leadership roles will especially benefit from this degree.

Program Features

In this degree program, students learn to:
  • Critically evaluate supply chain design and potential improvements.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative techniques to model complex supply chain phenomena.
  • Deliver meaningful analyses and solutions that can be understood easily by a variety of audiences.
  • Recognize global practices and identify regional differences, as well as understand the interconnectedness and interdependencies of global supply chain management.
  • Make socially conscious supply chain decisions that consider the global availability of resources.

The program also leverages its location in Chicago, a major transportation and distribution hub, and the business school’s connections to supply chain management organizations to provide students with practical learning experiences and career connections.​​

STEM Designation

DePaul’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is a Department of Homeland Security STEM-designated program.  STEM designation is granted to programs that produce graduates educated in science, technology, engineering and/or math who help support U.S. economic competitiveness and growth.  International students who earn degrees from STEM-designated programs can qualify to extend their post-graduation stay in the United States for Optional Practical Training (OPT).  OPT provides an opportunity for international students to develop their careers while also helping meet the demand for STEM-educated professionals in the U.S. workforce. To find out more, contact the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at or (312) 362-8810.

Degree Requirements 48 hours
   Total hours required    48 hours