Are you an aspiring logistician, industry professional, military officer, or just looking to be ready to meet the logistical challenges of the 21st century. Career opportunities for those who complete this program include logistics and supply chain management, operations management, purchasing and demand management, emergency management, consulting, retail, and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of logisticians is expected to grow 5% from 2018 to 2028. Growth will be driven by the need for logistics in the transportation of goods in a global economy. Employment is expected to grow as companies need logisticians to move products more effectively and efficiently, solve problems, and identify areas for improvement. Do you want to be ready for these opportunities?
Supply Chain Management, students must complete 9 credits from among the following courses:
TL 711: Logistics Systems
TL 721: International Logistics Management
TL 723: Advanced Supply Chain Planning Across the Enterprise
TL 731: Logistics Decision Analysis
TL 733: Case Studies in Logistics
Graduate Certificate Applicants
How to Apply to Graduate Certificate Programs
Application to a graduate certificate program requires submission of the following materials. All the materials are submitted to the Graduate School.
A completed NDSU Graduate School application;
A $35 application fee;
Official copies of your transcript (grade report) from each college or university you’ve attended or are attending, including all undergraduate and graduate work:
Transcripts are considered official only if they arrive in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
For international students, certified English translations must also be included.
You do not need to submit transcripts for prior NDSU coursework; the Graduate School will obtain NDSU records already on file.
A statement of purpose that outlines your reasons for pursuing graduate study, including special interests within your chosen discipline and any relevant skills and experience you have acquired;
A TOEFL or IELTS test score — required of all applicants whose native language is not English:
The score must be submitted before your application will be considered.
To be considered for admission, you must have achieved a minimum score of 525 (paper-based), 197 (computer-based), or 71 (internet-based) for the TOEFL, or a minimum score of 6 for the IELTS.
The test date must be within two years of the date of your application to the Graduate School.
After Submitting Your Application
Once the Graduate School has received a complete application, it will be forwarded to the department for review. Each graduate program makes its own recommendation, but the final admission decision is the responsibility of the Dean of the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The NDSU Graduate School application procedure places responsibility on the applicant to gather all supporting credentials and verifying that the application file is complete. The deadline for submission is dependent upon the program. If no deadline is listed on the program's bulletin page, all application materials are due at least one month prior to the start of the semester.