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Master of Science in Transportation Planning & Management


Graduate study in Transportation Planning and Management at Malm Second Chance University focuses on developing an interdisciplinary program, which is designed to train outstanding students for successful careers in the field of transportation. Through a rigorous graduate program of instruction, students can develop analytical and problem-solving, design, planning and systems analysis as well as appropriate research skills for use in public and private transportation-related agencies and organizations.

Graduate students and their faculty advisors form research partnerships based on their particular interest and needs of transportation industry. Majors in transportation are provided with unique opportunities to work with transportation experts through the Innovative Transportation Research Institute (ITRI), Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR) and National Transportation Security Center of Excellence for Petro-Chemical Transportation (NTSCOE-P). These centers provide programs or training with specialized internships and research exposure through on-going applied and empirical research and demonstration activities.

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Learning Goals for the Academic Program

  • To provide students with the professional knowledge and skills in planning transportation system and developing policies for system management.

  • To provide the students with the professional knowledge and skills in functionally designing, operating and managing the transportation facilities and systems to satisfy the demands of both passenger and freight transportation services.

  • To prepare graduates with good communication skill and who are able to effectively work in a team.

Admission Guideline:

Admission Deadlines:

(Master’s and Doctoral application deadlines may vary by program.)

Fall: July 15, Spring: November 15, Summer: May 1.

Criteria for Admission:

For admission to the Graduate School as a degree applicant, all of the following conditions must be met:

  1. Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.  An example of the “equivalent” as indicated above may be an international student who has graduated from a college university that issues a diploma or certificate instead of a degree.

  2. A satisfactory undergraduate sequence of courses in the proposed major.

  3. A grade point average in all undergraduate work of 2.5 (C+) or better or a grade point average of 3.0 on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work.

  4. A score of at least 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test of the TOEFL if the applicant is an international student. If applicant took IELTS instead of TOEFL, a minimum score of 6.0 is required.

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