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.
- 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.
Fellowships are available to assist students stay financially motivated to complete the program in a timely manner.
- Real World Knowledge
Learn to understand transportation systems from a real-world management perspective.
- Compact Program
Accelerated format allows students to complete the program in a little over two years.
- 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.
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.
- Bachelor's degree
- 3.0 GPA
- GMAT 500 and above or GRE equivalent
For more information, please visit the department program website.