Transportation Policy, Operations, & Logistics, MA
Effective transportation policy strengthens communities and global competitiveness. TPOL will train you in the advanced theory, policy, law, research, and practices required to effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services. You will learn to think critically and analytically about the challenges and opportunities in the transportation field, and to communicate your analysis clearly through written and oral presentations. Graduates of the TPOL program hold influential positions at all levels of government, and in the transportation and consulting industries.
The TPOL program requires 36 credit hours of coursework.
SPGIA Common Core Courses (8 credit hours)
PUBP 502 Governance and Policy Processes: Assesses governance processes in public and private organizational settings in a rapidly changing global environment. (4 credits)
PUBP 503 Culture, Organization and Technology: Examines the influence of culture in societal, political, economic and
technological processes, nationally and internationally. (4 credits)
Required TPOL Core Courses (19 credit hours)
PUBP 715 Introduction to Transportation Systems: This course examines the history and development of transportation systems, their contribution to and impact on society, the institutions and practices that govern their planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and retirement from service. (3 credits)
PUBP 716 Transportation Operations and Logistics: This course provides a survey of freight logistics issues, methods, problems, and strategies. (3 credits)
PUBP 717 Analysis for Transportation Managers: This course introduces basic methods of transportation analysis and evaluation relating them to policy and applying quantitative methods to relevant management problems. (4 credits)
PUBP 718 Transportation Planning and Policy: This course is an introduction to highway, rail, air and water transport planning in the United States. (3 credits)
PUBP 721 Transportation Economics: Provides a basis for understanding the economics of the transport system and how transportation relates to urban and regional development. (3 credits)
PUBP 722 Practicum in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics: Engages students in an in-depth field study of ongoing transportation policy, operations, or logistics situations. (3 credits)
Electives (9 hours)
Students will complete 3 elective courses chosen in consultation with their academic advisors. These elective classes are primarily 700-level courses within the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.
2014-2015 Tuition Rates
In State: $717.25 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,333.25 per credit