M.S. in Transportation and Urban Systems
Sample plan of study
Frequently asked questions
Graduate faculty information
Tuition & Fees
This online M.S. in Transportation and Urban Systems degree focuses on the following areas: urban transportation systems; relationships between transportation, land use, environment, emergency response, and logistical delivery systems; coordinated planning, operations, and security; and the spatial dimensions of urban systems.
The curriculum is built around the topics of: Public transportation systems, geographic information systems, freight transportation and logistical delivery systems, urban geography and land use, the environmental impacts of transportation systems, transportation and urban systems, transportation systems security, and the sustainability of transportation and urban systems. Because the M.S. degree requires a thesis, it is targeted toward students with strong research interests.
We also offer a 9 credit online Transportation and Urban Systems Graduate Certificate. Graduate certificates are valuable tools for career advancement and are designed for individuals who want to gain credentials at the graduate-level prior to completing a full master's program. Credits from the graduate certificate are designed to transfer into a full graduate degree program.
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Sample Plan of Study
Requirements for the degree will be met by each student formulating their plan of study utilizing the following courses as required. At least 16 credits must be completed using approved courses numbered from 601-689, 691, 700-789, and 791.
Required Core Courses:
- TL 751 Transportation Systems Security (3 CREDITS)
- TL 752 Transportation Planning and Environmental Compliance (3 CREDITS)
- TL 753 Transportation System Modeling (3 CREDITS)
- TL 754 Urban Transportation Systems Analysis (3 CREDITS)
- TL 755 Context Sensitive Solutions (2 CREDITS)
- TL 756 Transportation Systems Laboratory (3 CREDITS)
- TL 786 Public Transportation (3 CREDITS)
- TL 711 Logistics Systems (4 CREDITS) **
- TL 715 Enterprise Resource Planning (3 CREDITS) **
- TL 719 Crisis Analysis and Homeland Security (3 CREDITS) **
- TL 721 International Logistics Management (4 CREDITS) **
- TL 723 Advanced Supply Chain Planning (3 CREDITS) **
- TL 725 Technology Advances and Logistics (3 CREDITS) **
- TL 727 Organizational Change Management (3 CREDITS) **
- TL 729 Adaptive Planning in Logistics (3 CREDITS) **
- TL 731 Logistics Research Methods (3 CREDITS) **
- TL 735 Acquisition Contracts: Law & Management (3 CREDITS)
- TL 785 Spatial Analysis in Transportation (3 CREDITS)
- TL 788 Research in Transportation and Logistics (3 CREDITS)
- GEOG 655 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 CREDITS)
- GEOG 656 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 CREDITS)
- CE 780 Transportation Planning (3 CREDITS)
** These online elective courses have an additional Online Access Fee of $350 per credit in addition to your regular tuition and student fees. Please consider this prior to choosing your elective courses with your advisor.
Total Credits: 30 Minimum
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Frequently Asked Questions
F.A.Q.'s will be added at a later date.
For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the M.S. in Transportation & Urban Systems bulletin page.
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For current admission requirements, visit the M.S. in Transportation & Urban Systems bulletin page.
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NDSU College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
NDSU Distance & Continuing Education
Phone: 1-800-726-1724 or 701-231-7015
NDSU Graduate School
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