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Master of Science in Transportation Degree Requirements

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Format of Courses

  • The courses will be offered in the Spring or Fall semester
  • The courses will be offered in a dual format (classroom and online over the internet)

Time Frame

The MST can be earned in two years or can be completed in a time frame that allows for a person’s individual work schedule and other commitments.


To obtain the degree, students will have to complete 33 credits, including an 18 hour credit core and a six credit capstone or thesis. GPA Information
Course Name Course Description
Transportation Seminar (TRNS 6010-495) Transportation Seminar is an overview of the professional practice and serves as a core course for the Master of Science in Transportation. The course introduces students to the various roles and responsibilities of transportation professionals as well as transportation policy and planning at various scales, across freight and passenger transportation systems towards the goal of creating a more multimodal and intermodal transportation system across the United States with connecting to a global transportation network. The course examines both public and private sectors roles in the transportation system.
Intermodal Freight Transportation (TRNS 6020-495) The purpose of this course is to explore the influence of the movement of freight on globalization in local, regionals, and state economic development in the United States. Transportation and economic development in developing countries will also be considered. Part of the course will examine the phenomena of globalization and part will examine economic development strategies that communities can take to address the transportation challenges and opportunities created by globalization. Additionally, expert promotion, attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), outsourcing, and immigration are covered.
Introduction to Transportation Planning (TRNS 6061-495) This course provides and introduction to the practice of urban transportation planning. The course concentrates primarily on providing a general overview of the transportation planning process. Emphasis is placed on specific elements of that process and specific components of the urban transportation system.
Environment and Energy This course focuses on the impact of public and private transportation planning, policies, and programs on the natural and man-made environment. The subject matter includes environmental law, environmental impact statements, environmental politics, land use policy, air and water resources, energy policy, and solid wastes.
Transportation Policy and Administration A seminar on transportation planning analysis as applied to decisions of public policy (especially with regard to alternative public projects and programs).
Applied Techniques for Transportation Planners This course is an overview of the tools used by transportation planners for decision-making. The course covers the use of transportation data and analysis, transportation demand modeling, land use and travel behavior, transit system planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning and safety, transportation finance, evacuation planning, the use of information technology in transportation planning, and project implementation and evaluation.
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