Master's in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics
Develop the analytical thinking and critical skills needed to effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services with the transportation policy, operations, and logistics master's program.
Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs reports that another 2.5 billion people will live in urban areas around the globe by 2050. With this rapid growth, the pressures to design and implement policies and practices to ensure safe and cost-effective practices in the fields of transportation system management, operations, and logistics will also increase, creating a high demand for policy and planning professionals.
Unlike a traditional urban planning degree, the Schar School’s Master's in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics explores the intersections of planning, policy, and practice within the fields of logistics, operations management, and transportation policy. As a student in the program, you will master the knowledge and skills needed to effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services.
Effective transportation policy strengthens communities and global competitiveness. In the spirit of advancing the public good, the Schar School's transportation policy master's degree program will equip you to think critically and analytically about the challenges and opportunities in the transportation field and shape our world's communities.
CURRICULUM AND COURSE SCHEDULE
The Master of Arts in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics program requires 11 courses (34 total credits), including 8 core courses and 3 elective courses. Transportation policy courses are held in the evenings on Mason’s Arlington, Virginia campus, and students may take the program on a part-time or full-time basis. From Transportation Planning and Policy, Transportation Economics, and Theory and Practice of Public Policy to Culture, Organization, and Technology, the Master's in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics program coursework will prepare you for influential roles in urban planning, regional planning, operations, and logistics fields.
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