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Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics, MA

Effective transportation policy strengthens communities and global competitiveness. George Mason University’s master’s degree program in Transportation, Operations, and Logistics (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.

Renowned Faculty

Mason’s TPOL program include many renowned scholars and practitioners, including:

  • Laurie Schintler, the director of the TPOL program, is an expert in transportation theory and policy.
  • Jonathan Gifford‘s area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance.
  • Kenneth Button is an aviation policy expert and, before coming to SPGIA, was an advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where he headed up the OECD work on International Aviation.
  • Edmund Zolnik is an expert in community and regional development, safe and sustainable transportation, and multilevel modeling.

Located in the Washington, D.C., Area

Classes are offered in Mason’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs in the Washington, D.C., area on Mason’s Arlington campus in Virginia. Our great location offers students an opportunity to study with leading scholars and practitioners closely connected to the epicenter of policymaking and public service. Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals.

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