Doctorate in Transportation and Logistics
The Transportation and Logistics Ph.D. program is open to qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. To be admitted with full standing, the applicant must:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized learning
- Have adequate preparation in one or more of the disciplines comprising Transportation and Logistics
- Have shown the potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by prior academic performance
- Have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or equivalent in all courses completed at the baccalaureate level. Students entering from a master's degree program must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or equivalent in their graduate program
- All applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score at the time of the application. If a student has a recent GMAT score it may be substituted for the GRE
Students who do not meet all requirements for admission or have deficiencies in prerequisite course work but show satisfactory potential for graduate study may be admitted conditionally. The conditional status may be changed to full graduate standing after the first or second semester of study, based on the student's academic performance.
The Transportation Infrastructure and Capacity Planning option is restricted to students with undergraduate degrees in Civil or Construction Engineering. A student wishing to pursue an area of concentration in Transportation Economics and Regulation must have completed intermediate-level microeconomics and taken at least one course in macroeconomics. In order to pursue an area of concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Systems, a student must have earned a baccalaureate degree in Agribusiness, Business, Economics, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Management, Marketing, or a related field. All applicants must meet the general program prerequisites of at least one year of calculus and one course in statistics and economics.
Preferably, applications for admission should be submitted directly to the Graduate School before May 1 of the upcoming academic year. However, applications will be considered at any time they are submitted. Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate records must be received by the Graduate School before the application is complete. Three letters of recommendation are generally required before action is taken on any application.
The TOEFL examination is required of international applicants. A minimum score of 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) must be achieved. Effective Spring 2014, the GRE will be required for all applicants (GMAT may be substituted).
Apply for Admission
To apply for admission, please visit the NDSU Graduate School website. Once on the Graduate School page, click the "Apply Online" link and follow the page instructions to apply.