M.S. in Transportation Program Curriculum Sequence


Candidates must select a thesis or non-thesis option.  All candidated for the degree who select the thesis option must complete thirt-six (36) hours (including TRSP 799, Thesis Seminar) and submit an acceptable thesis.  Candidates selecting the non-thesis option must complete fourty-two (42) credithours and pass a written comprehensive examination.  All students must complete the core requirements as indicated below.

Core Program - required of all students

Course # Course Credits
TRSP.601 Introduction to Urban Transportation 3
TRSP.602 Economics of Transportation 3
TRSP.603 Quantitative Methods in Transportation 3
TRSP.620 Transportation System Evaluation 3
TRSP.788/789 Supervised Research 3
TRSP.799 Thesis Seminar (Thesis option only) 3

Concentration Requirements  -Thesis Students must select 12 credits and non-thesis students must select 15 credits.

Course # Course Credits
TRSP.604 Operations Research Applications in Transportaion 3
TRSP.606 Urban Public Transportation Systems 3
TRSP.607 Freight Transportation Systems and Logistics 3
TRSP.608 Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3
TRSP.610 Management of Transportation Systems 3
TRSP.611 Labor Relations in Transportation 3
TRSP.612* Special Problems in Transportation 3
TRSP.613 Air Quality Planning 3
TRSP.614 Air and Sea Port Management 3
TRSP.615 Traffic & Highway Systems Design & Analysis 3
TRSP.616 Microcomputer Applications in Transportation 3
TRSP.617 Intelligent Transportation Systems 3
TRSP.618 Advanced Urban Transportation Planning 3
TRSP.619 Geographic Information Systems 3
TRSP.513 Transportation Internship 3
TRSP.514 Advanced Transportation Internship 3
CEGR.655 Traffic Engineering I 3
CEGR.657 Advanced Topics in Traffic Engineering 3
CEGR.661 Airport Planning & Engineering 3
CEGR.681 Traffic Flow Theory 3


Electives - Thesis Students must select 6 credits and non-thesis students must select 12 credits

All other courses (see listing at back of catalogue), plus courses from other departments such as: City and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, and the Graduate School of Business. The Institute encourages students to take courses from other departments that complement the degree program. However, for any course outside the Institute, it is necessary to gain approval from your advisor to use a course for credit toward the degree.*Repeatable for 6 credits only (towards degree).