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Transportation Management


Transportation management programs prepare people to plan and oversee transportation systems. These programs may also be called transportation and logistics management.

Transportation management programs include topics in:

Transportation management programs may be offered through business, engineering, or urban planning departments.


A few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in transportation management. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Several universities offer graduate degrees in transportation management. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Graduate Admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. Depending on the program, you may need a bachelor's degree in engineering. In general, you need good grades and good test scores.

Additional requirements at some schools include:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This program typically offers courses in the following subjects:

Graduate Program Courses

Graduate study in transportation management typically includes:

Things to Know

Business courses in high school can be very useful preparation for a career in transportation management. Your high school transcripts need to show that you are preparing for a demanding college-level program.


King-Snohomish Area

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Everett

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Renton

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kitsap Area

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Whidbey Island

Spokane Area

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Fairchild AFB

Tacoma Area

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Joint Base Lewis-McChord