About this Program

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Master of Science
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Purchasing Managers

$121,810 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Logistics Analysts

$78,740 Median Salary

Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.


What are the requirements to apply for Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management at ODU?
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.


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

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