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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.

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, and TL 786 Public Transportation. Additional courses may be offered on line in future years.

Requirements for the degree will be met by each student formulating their plan of study utilizing the following courses as required.

Core Courses
  • TL 751 Transportation
  • TL 752 Transportation Planning and Environmental Compliance
  • TL 753 Transportation System Modeling
  • TL 754 Urban Transportation Systems Analsysis
  • TL 755 Context Sensitive Solutions
  • TL 756 Transportation Systems Labratory
  • TL 786 Public Transportation
  • TL 711 Logistics Systems
  • TL 721 International Logistics Management
  • TL 723 Advanced Supply Chain Planning
  • TL 729 Adaptive Planning in Logistics
  • TL 731 Logistics Research Methods
  • TL 735 Acquisition Contracts: Law & Management
  • TL 797 Masters Paper
  • TL 798 Masters Thesis
Areas of Focus
  • Spatial Analysis:
    • GEOG 655 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    • GEOG 656 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
    • TL 785 Spatial Analysis in Transportation
  • Information Systems Technologies:
    • TL 725 Technology Advances and Logistics
  • Enterprise Management:
    • TL 715 Enterprise Resource Planning
    • TL 727 Organizational Change Management
  • Transportation Planning:
    • TL 788 Research in Transportation and Logistics
    • CE 780 Transportation Planning
  • Emergency Response and Disaster:
    • TL 719 Crisis Analysis and Homeland Security

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Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 1:21:46 PM