Transportation Management

"The program has given me an opportunity to learn different aspects of the industry and has allowed me the opportunity to understand the hows and whys of transportation decision-making."
MSTM 2013 Graduate

Program Snapshot: 30 units to degree, 10 total courses, $11,340 for degree, evening and off-campus, Fall and Spring Admission. (Fees are subject to review & change)

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Additional Info

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Department Program website

Department Program website

The Masters program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The program is accelerated, which enables students to complete a Master of Science in Transportation Management degree in a little more than two years.

Classes are held in the evening, allowing students to work full time while earning their degrees. Students generally take one course at a time, one night per week for each 10-class session, for a total of four classes per year.

The program is available statewide at designated Caltrans district offices and other participating transportation agencies. Classes are delivered by two-way video conferencing supplemented by web courseware.

The Program also offers three Graduate Certificate programs: Certificate in Transportation Management, Certificate in Transportation Security, and Certificate in High-Speed Rail Management.

Program Features

  1. Unique Program
    The curriculum is led by nationally recognized instructors who are academic and/or industry experts. It is the only graduate program dedicated to transportation management.
  2. Real World Knowledge
    Learn to understand transportation systems from a real-world management perspective.
  3. Compact Program
    Accelerated format allows students to complete the program in a little over two years.
  4. Convenient Location
    Classes are delivered by two-way, interactive video-conferencing at locations all over the state of California.

Your Career Opportunities

Career opportunities depend on experience, etc., but management track or management, upper management, executive or executive track positions at transportation and transit-related agencies and firms are all possibilities.

Success Stories

Alumna Robin O'Hara (MSTM ‘12) was promoted to Director of Transit Access Pass (TAP) Technologies in the TAP Operations division at L. A. Metro.

Alva Carrasco (MSTM '08) has accepted a promotion to Vice President of Transportation at VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, TX.

Martin Barna (MSTM '13) accepted the position of Transit Service Development Specialist for the Valley Transportation Authority's (VTA) Service and Operations Planning Department.

Trent Bachman (MSTM '12) has been promoted to Superintendent of Passenger Services Business-line Boston for Amtrak.

Applying to the Program

Formal admission is required for the program. You can apply for admission in the fall or spring semester.

Admission Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • GMAT 500 and above or GRE equivalent

For more information, please visit the department program website.