Transportation Management, MS
Practicing professionals in the transportation industry fill the classrooms of the School of Engineering's MS in Transportation Management program. They share tested perspectives and trade new ideas about what could alleviate rush hour congestion or how to increase ridership. Join them and our distinguished faculty as you achieve a greater understanding of the issues facing transportation management in the near- and long-term future.
Located in a city with one of the world’s most complex transit systems, our campus is a gateway to an ideal laboratory for those wishing to study the discipline. Together, our students and faculty focus on the fundamentals of management and the economics at play for public and private sector agencies. We also look at how transportation projects can be optimized and how local, state, and national policies affect residents and businesses.
Armed with this knowledge, graduates of the program discover the confidence needed to move ahead in the fields of transportation and facility management.
To be eligible for admission to the School of Engineering's MS in Transportation Management program, you must hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an acceptable institution. You must also show evidence of quantitative analytic ability, generally including a minimum of 2 years of college mathematics. A college-level course in statistics is desirable.
If admitted, students lacking such skills must take remedial courses in addition to degree requirements to strengthen their analytic competency.
All foreign students admitted to transportation programs must take an examination in English before registration. Based upon an evaluation of the examination, they may be required to take up to 2 additional courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) for which no graduate credit is given.
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)
- Fundamental Concepts in Transportation TR-GY 6011
- 1.5 CreditsEconomic Analysis of Transportation Alternatives TR-GY 6211
- 3 CreditsIntelligent Transportation Systems and Their Applications TR-GY 6223
- 3 CreditsManagement of Transit Maintenance and Operations TR-GY 7223
- 3 CreditsTransportation Management TR-GY 7213
- 3 CreditsUrban Public Transportation Systems TR-GY 7133
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