Master of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

About the Program

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The Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is designed to provide students with the graduate education that will enhance their leadership careers in the field of logistics and supply chain management.

The program aims to enable students to craft technology-rich supply chain architectures, instill rapid innovation into supply chain design, efficiently manage the supply base, align partners through trust and common values, and create the right metrics for supply chain networks.

The MS program is a one-year, 33-credit hour, lockstep, cohort-based program. The program blends three intensive physical in-class residencies with five online e-learning segments. The in-class residencies are scheduled between the e-learning segments and include case studies, leadership lectures, breakout sessions, and simulation assignments. E-learning segments add learning activities such as interactive cases, pedagogical discussions, and proprietary teaching material built by global subject matter experts.

The program consists of nine courses (3 credit hours each) and one capstone project (6 credit hours).

When applying online, please send your email to Dr. Valerie Stueland, Director at so we may follow up on your applications.

Why a Degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management?

Now more than ever, success in most businesses depends on the successful management of Supply Chain Operations. Consider what happens when supply chains fail to deliver and stockouts occur in retail stores. Research shows that retailers can lose nearly half of intended purchases when customers encounter stockouts.

Organizations such as Wal-Mart, Sony, Dell, SUN Microsystems, and DaimlerChrysler depend on their supply chain systems to deliver the right products at the right time. These companies succeed with:

  • Crafting customized supply chain architectures: Designing supply chains for delivery cost savings, speed, and managing business transitions
  • Leveraging innovation: Leaders in supply chain management apply new technology and new process thinking to great advantage
  • Managing the supply base: Flexible sourcing, supplier integration, and part management
  • Aligning supply chain partners: Building efficiencies through trust, common values, and goals
  • Implementing optimal measurement and controls: Creating the right metrics for operations based on appropriate incentives and penalties

A comprehensive program of study is required for students to succeed in these areas. Professionals in logistics and supply chain management will find this program to be focused, balanced, and practical. Our orientation of balancing theory development with field expertise will allow participants to develop a unique skill set that is unmatched.


The Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is designed to provide students with graduate education that will enhance their leadership careers in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

International students - PLEASE NOTE! If you plan to study in the USA under an F-1 or J-1 visa, you are NOT eligible for this program because of US federal laws and regulations governing online classes. Please contact Ms. Claudia Espinoza at Wright State's International Education office to see if there is another program that would meet your educational goals.

Application Requirements Include:

  • Three years of experience in logistics, operations management, technology, or a related field
  • In or on track to assume a role of senior professional responsibility
  • Bachelor's degree (GPA requirements)
  • Three professional references

Neither the GMAT nor the GRE are required for this program.

To apply to the program, visit Graduate School website to start the application process.

It is helpful that you contact Dr. Valerie Stueland, Director at, when you apply to the program so that your application status can be tracked.

Contact Information

Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

100 Rike Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001
Phone: (937)-775-2437 
Fax: (937)775-3545