The Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) is a fully accredited, 10 course (30-unit) program that students can complete in two and a half years, taking just one course per session. The program trains students as “mobility managers,” the next generation of multimodal transportation system leaders and executives. Students can also opt for 4-course (12 unit) graduate certificate programs.

See below for information on:

Degree requirements

Class schedules

Course descriptions and syllabi

MSTM program learning objectives

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Asha W. Agrawal, MTI Education Director, at 408-924-5691 or (email preferred to voicemail messages)

Degree requirements

Masters degree

Students take ten courses (30 units): six required courses, two electives, and two courses for the culminating experience, which is an independent policy evaluation capstone project. More details on  program requirements are in the SJSU catalog entry for the MSTM program.


Students may choose among three graduate certificates, each of which requires four courses (12 units).

  • Certificate in Transportation Security Management (requirements here)
  • Certificate in High-Speed Rail Management (requirements here)
  • Certificate in Transportation Management (requirements here)

Class Schedules

Below is the class schedule for upcoming sessions (subject to change).

MSTM students should review this handout on how to decide what class to take each session.

Meeting Dates
2018 Fall Session A
MTM 245: High-Speed Rail Management I
July 31 - Oct 2 
MTM 201: Fundamentals of Transp
Aug 1 - Oct 3
MTM 214: Transp Policy & Regulation
Aug 2 - Oct 4
2018 Fall Session B
MTM 246: High-Speed Rail Management II
Oct 15 - Dec 17 
MTM 215: Transp Systems Planning & Development
Oct 9 -  Dec 11 
MTM 250: Transp & the Environment
Oct 10 - Dec 19
(no class Nov 21) 
MTM 283: MSTM Capstone - Project Design Thursdays Oct 11 & 18, Nov 1, Dec 13 Agrawal
2019 Spring Session A
MTM 236: Contemporary Issues in Transp Mondays Jan 7 - Mar 18
(no class Jan 21 or Feb 18)
Broaddus & Naroola
MTM 203: Transp Marketing & Communications Management
Jan 8 - Mar 12 
MTM 226A: Emergency Issues for Trans Professionals
Jan 9 - Mar 13
MTM 202: Transp Funding & Finance
Jan 10 - Mar 14 
Kempton & Ortega
2019 Spring Session B
MTM 217: Leadership & Management of Transp Organizations
Mar 19 - May 21 
MTM 226B: Security Issues for Transp Professionals
Mar 20 - May 22 
MTM 290: MSTM Capstone - Report Writing
Mar 21 & May 23

Course descriptions and syllabi

Core Courses

MTM 201: Fundamentals of Transportation Management


MTM 202: Introduction to Transportation Funding and Finance


MTM 203: Transportation Marketing & Communications Management


MTM 214: Transportation Policy and Regulation


MTM 215 Transportation System Planning and Development


MTM 217: Leadership and Management of Transportation Organizations


MTM 283: MSTM Capstone: Project Design


MTM 290: MSTM Capstone: Report Writing



MTM 226A: Emergency Management Issues for the Transportation Professional


MTM 226B:  Security Issues for Transportation Professionals


MTM 236: Contemporary Issues in Transportation Management


MTM 245: High-Speed Rail Management I


MTM 246: High-Speed Rail Management II


MTM 250: Transportation and the Environment


MSTM program learning objectives


Mission: The MSTM program seeks to educate “mobility managers,” the next generation of multimodal transportation system leaders and executives.

More specifically, students completing the program learn to:



  • Develop a system-level and global perspective on the management of transportation organizations.
  • Students can demonstrate ability to analyze and discuss transportation management issues from a system-level perspective.
  • Students can compare and evaluate transportation systems in an international context.
  • Develop an awareness of the transportation policy environment, including fiscal mechanisms, legislative structures, and intergovernmental coordination.
  • Students can identify and discuss key elements of the public transportation policy environment.
  • Develop potential for leadership in transportation organizations.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of organizational leadership.
  • Develop written and oral communication skills and techniques.
  • Students can make effective written presentations concerning transportation management issues.
  • Develop ability to analyze management issues and situations using appropriate conceptual approaches.
  • Students can apply appropriate concepts to management situations and issues.
  • Develop basic understanding of commonly used information technology applications used by the transportation industry.