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Transportation & Urban Systems

Degree Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.) in Transportation & Urban Systems

A minimum of 30 credits is required for the degree. At least 16 of these credits must be completed using approved courses numbered from 601-689, 691, and 700-789. All students must take a final examination which covers the course work taken by the candidate, as well as the thesis topic, as coordinated with their advisor.

Each thesis will contribute new models or knowledge. The former may be achieved through the synthesis of several techniques, the modification of existing models, or new applications of analytical techniques to transportation/urban problems. The latter may be accomplished through the collection and analysis of original data or the development of innovative planning techniques. Each thesis must be of sufficient depth and quality to warrant at least 6 graduate credits. However, no more than 10 credits can be earned for any thesis.

Master of Transportation & Urban Systems (MTUS)

The Master of Transportation & Urban Systems degree is a non-thesis degree. However, each student must complete a creative component - which can be a case study, practicum, or paper. In the creative component, a student may develop a case study of a metropolitan region, transit system, or public program. Case studies may include: (1) comprehensive transportation planning processes in metropolitan areas, (2) urban transit systems or operations, (3) emergency or disaster response case studies or plans, (4) security programs or issues, and (5) integrated transportation/environmental plans. The case study must be approved by the advisor, and should involve transportation and community professionals from federal, state, or local agencies, or private industries. In lieu of a case study, the advisor may approve other activities or outcomes that would comprise the creative component.

A minimum of 30 credits is required for the Master of Transportation & Urban Systems degree. At least 21 of these credits must be completed using approved courses numbered from 601-689, 691, and 700-797. A minimum of 2 credits and maximum of 4 credits will be awarded for the creative component.

Certificate in Transportation & Urban Systems

The certificate in Transportation & Urban Systems will consist of a minimum of 9 course credits selected from the list of on-line courses. At present, this list includes: TL 751 Transportation Systems Security, TL 752 Transportation Planning and Environmental Compliance, TL 753 Transportation System Modeling, TL 754 Urban Transportation Systems Analysis, TL 755 Context Sensitive Solutions, TL 756 Transportation Systems Laboratory,  TL 786 Public Transportation, and TL 787 Public Transportation II.


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Last Updated: Monday, April 13, 2015 2:41:50 PM