Skip to main content

Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 30
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Time to Complete: Four Semesters

Guide innovation and acquire practical training in logistics tech, information analytics, and distribution modeling with master’s in logistics and supply chain management from Georgia Southern.

Choosing a career in supply chain and logistics gives you direct access to the planning, sourcing, production and delivery of goods to consumers, with opportunities to specialize and diversify your skill set.

Our Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management includes activities comprising freight and logistics management, supply management and production and operations management. Taken together, the program’s graduate level educational value proposition is relevant to a vast portion of enterprises with business activities in these areas.

The program’s specialization is especially important to organizational needs of multi-modal freight transportation, warehousing and distribution, strategic sourcing and management of manufacturing and service operations.

Our program is one of the most affordable in the country, coming in at just $358 per credit hour!

Are you ready to join them?

Admissions Deadlines

Ready to Apply?


Or, you can:

MS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Highlights

The MS-LSCM program is a 30 credit-hour (10 course) program set up to be completed in one year. The program offers three courses every fall and spring semester, followed by two courses in the Summer A and Summer B mini-semesters. Since the required courses are offered on a one-year rotating basis, the program can be completed in one year.

Fully Online

Designed for working professionals, each course is fully online, with lectures and materials presented in a way that allows for asynchronous learning.

Fast and Effective

Students will be able to complete a certificate in as little as one semester, and complete the entire degree program in as little as one year.

No Prerequisites

The program has no course prerequisites, so even if you do not have a business degree you can still apply.


Sporting competitively low tuition costs when compared to other accredited programs in the same field, the MS-LSCM is not only fast and effective but also affordable from a reputable and recognized institution.

What can I do with a master’s in supply chain management?

The logistics and supply chain degree prepares students for a broad assortment of career opportunities.

  • Purchasing agent
  • Operations manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Purchasing manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistician
  • Logistics manager
  • Production, planning and expediting clerk
  • Storage and distribution manager

Curriculum – MS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 30

Required Courses

LSCM 7340: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Covers basics of matching supply with market-driven demand for goods and services.*

LSCM 7342: Operations Management Excellence

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Utilize problem-based learning to explore various production and service delivery activities.*

LSCM 7344: Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Focuses on process improvement with a focus on lean and six sigma analytical and performance management approaches.*

LSCM 7346: Strategic Sourcing

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Analyzes the impact of the organization’s strategic sourcing decisions on the financial, social and environmental footprint of the firm’s supply chain.*

LSCM 7348: Emerging Topics in Operations and Supply Management

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Explores developing trends and contemporary events happening in Operations and Supply Management practice.*

LSCM 7440: Fundamentals of Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Provides an overview of logistics activities in freight transportation and distribution.*

LSCM 7442: International Logistics and Global Trade

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Studies international logistics business processes to enable competitive global supply chain performance.*

LSCM 7444: Intermodal Transportation and Distribution Networks

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Discusses and examines the interrelationships among senders and receivers in the international and domestic intermodal freight movement markets.

LSCM 7446: Applied Logistics Analytics

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Utilize quantitative and statistical methods commonly used in making managerial decisions in the context of supply chain management.

LSCM 7448: Emerging Topics in Logistics

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours.
Explores growing and developing trends and contemporary events happening in warehousing and transportation sectors of domestic or international logistics networks.

With permission from the Director, MS-LSCM requirements can alternately be fulfilled with the following courses:

LSCM 7890 Directed Study in Logistics and SCM

1-4 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Hours.
Employ mathematical operations and statistics to inform decision-making in supply chain management contexts. 

LSCM 7890 Directed Study in Logistics and SCM

1-4 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Hours.
Independent research on an applied project in logistics and SCM under the supervision of faculty. Results of the research will be presented as partial fulfillment of the requirement of the Master of Science degree.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the MS-LSCM program is competitive. Admissions criteria help gauge the applicant’s potential for successful completion of the program of study. To apply, applicants must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (Official transcripts from all credit-granting institutions attended must be submitted);
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicant does not hold a degree from a program or university where English is the official language of instruction);
  • Resume detailing both work experience and education;
  • Essay describing applicant’s potential for success in the program; and
  • Completed application form (including a $50 nonrefundable application fee paid online at time of application submission).

A preferred qualification for admittance is a minimum 2 years of relevant work experience following completion of a baccalaureate degree in business with a GPA of at least 3.0. *

Georgia Southern is a military-friendly institution. Additional consideration is given to applicants with service in any military branch, reserve unit, or National Guard (active, retired, or prior service; Form DD 214 #4 required).

Admission decisions are made shortly after a complete application has been received. Submit the application online at the College of Graduate Studies website.

Other admission criteria

*A GMAT or GRE score achieved within the last five years may be required if you do not meet the above criteria. Deficiencies in GPA or work experience can be potentially alleviated by demonstrating aptitude for the program via a strong score on the GMAT or GRE.

*Unofficial test scores and transcripts (one per institution attended) are permitted for the application process. Official documents must be submitted prior to matriculation if offered admission.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Program Outcomes

Logistics and Supply Chain Management courses within our programs span primary supply chain areas of transportation logistics, production operations and strategic sourcing. Program outcomes are aligned to regional workforce needs and high demand degree programs along with an industry driven talent attribute model for supply chain management delivered by world-class faculty in supply chain management.

1. Students will apply foundational business skills needed in SCM settings.

2. Students will distinguish cross-functional business processes in supply chains.

3. Students will practice analytical business skills to address SCM challenges.

4a. LIT students will make decisions affecting supply chain’s “plan,” “deliver,” and “customer management” functions.

4b. OSM students will make decisions affecting supply chain’s “plan,” “source,” and “make” functions.

Our logistics and operations management graduates have successful careers as:

  • Logistics planner
  • Materials manager
  • Operations analyst
  • Purchasing manager
  • Supply chain consultant
  • Transportation manager
  • Warehousing manager

With major companies including:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Deloitte
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • C.H. Robinson
  • CSX Transportation
  • JB Hunt
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Target Corporation
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • WestRock
For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Related Programs

Last updated: 2/15/2024