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Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management (M.S.)

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 2 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost In-State US$547; Out-of-State US$1,383 per credit hour

The Master of Maritime Trade and Supply Chain Management is a graduate program that provides managers and supply chain professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge, update their skill sets, and enhance their work with supply chain partners, transportation carriers, shippers, sourcing agents, warehouse managers, as well as third parties and governments directly or indirectly involved in the movement of cargo and material flow. This master program educates professionals from the corporate and military sectors to advance their careers. The 30-credit hour curriculum requires critical thinking and investigation in maritime and supply chain industries, including analyses of worldwide port networks and supply chains that contribute to enhanced productivity.

What makes Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management at ODU unique?

  • Explore the knowledge in maritime and supply chain management

  • Provide managers and supply chain professionals to expand and update their skill sets

  • Update your skill sets through learning business analytics models and database management skills

  • Enhance supply chain professional’s ability to work with supply chain partners in a digital supply chain environment


Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Practical/Field work


Students entering the Master of Science program in Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Prospective students may apply for admission to the program for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. We welcome applicants who have earned bachelor’s degrees from accredited institutions. Admission to the program is competitive and is granted to those who show high ability in graduate study.

To be considered for admission, students must submit the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university in the U.S. or an equivalent foreign institution;


  • Official copies of transcripts of all colleges and universities attended;

  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional and/or academic background;


  • A current resume;


  • A statement of professional goals;

  • Completion of GRE or GMAT; a waiver may be available for those who already have a graduate degree; or an undergraduate GPA of 3.3.


  • English language requirements: TOEFL (IBT): 79, TOEFL (paper-based): 550, IELTS: 6.5 for those whose native language is not English (waived if an applicant has earned a college degree from an institution in an English-speaking country). 

    Students may be considered for conditional admission.  Contact the Graduate Program Director for more information.

ISCED Categories

Project management
Personal skills and communication
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Logistics and shipping management
Marine and maritime law