Master of Science (MS) Program

MS Program.

The MS program in Sustainable Transportation and Logistics is a 30-credit, full-time, 3-semester program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 required in every semester. The program is designed to provide ample opportunities for learning state-of-the art knowledge and industry best practices validated with industry interactions.

It can also be pursued on a part-time basis to enable those working in industry to benefit from the program.

The progam is STEM approved, allowing international students the opportunity to apply for the 24-month STEM OPT extension.


The curriculum consists of five courses that are designed to provide a common platform of relevant engineering principles & practices, coupled with managerial concepts & practices. Upon entering the program, the candidates will complete these five core courses as a cohort, followed by five courses in one of the following two tracks: (1) Transportation or (2) Logistics.

Culminating Experience

The degree culminates in one of three options: Comprehensive Exam (all-course option)  Master’s Thesis, or Master's Project. Although the all-course option, which requires 30 credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive exam, is the recommended path for most Masters’ students, a student, with approval of his/her permanent advisor, has the opportunity to choose a thesis (6-credits) or project (3-credits) as the culminating experience. 

GPA Requirements

A student must maintain a 3.00 overall GPA (rounded to 2 decimal places) to earn a MS degree in transportation and logistics. Courses applicable towards a degree must be taken for a letter grade, and the student must have received a grade of A, B, or C. Courses with grades of D or F do not count towards satisfying a student’s degree requirements.

Courses taken S/U will not count towards a degree, other than research/thesis hours or Individual Problems, or any other S/U course explicitly required by the program.

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