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Doctorate in Transportation and Logistics

Admission Requirements

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:

  1. Hold a masters degree from an educational institution of recognized learning preferred, baccalaureate degree a minimum.
  2. Have adequate preparation in one or more of the disciplines comprising Transportation and Logistics
  3. Have shown the potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by prior academic performance
  4. Have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or equivalent in all courses completed at the highest education level reached. 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
  5. 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
  6. Successful submission of a Graduate School application consisting of the application, letter of intent, official transcripts, letters of reference, and English proficiency scores (if applicable). Additional documents that may be submitted could include resume and professional vita. Applications for admission will be submitted via the Graduate School website before May 1 for Fall semester and October 1 for Spring semester. Applicants must meet all application requirements of the graduate school and department before being considered for acceptance.

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.

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.


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Published by Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 2:17:27 PM