To earn a Master of Science degree in Transportation Management from the School of Engineering, you must complete 30 credits, as outlined below. In addition to completing the required courses, you must have a 3.0 GPA or better in all graduate courses, in all courses required for your degree, and in all guided studies (readings, projects, theses). Averages are separately computed for courses and guided studies and transfer credits from other institutions are omitted from this average. You may not repeat a course toward your degree more than once.

This program is for practicing professionals who deal with a public transit system, and agency and/or facility management. It combines basic management skills with a working knowledge of techniques and approaches to optimize transportation system results.


Goals and Objectives

The primary goal of the MS in Transportation Management is to prepare professionals to effectively and efficiently manage various transportation enterprises. The emphasis is on agencies, facilities and services in the public sector. Specific objectives of the program are to provide:

  • a basic background in management skills and techniques, specifically as applied to public and private transportation organizations;
  • basic understanding of the economic aspects of the transportation sector;
  • an understanding of the importance of national, state and local transportation policy on public and private sector organizations;
  • fundamental knowledge on some specific issues and problems in managing and operating public transportation facilities.


Required Courses (15 Credits)

Electives (15 Credits)

You can choose elective courses in the following areas:

  • Management Electives (MG, subject to prerequisites), 6 credits
  • Transportation Electives (TR, subject to prerequisites), 6 credits
  • One (1) Elective in either Management or Transportation, 3 credits