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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.

In addition to the MSTM, students can also opt for shorter graduate certificate programs or simply take individual classes.

See below for information on:

Degree requirements

Course schedule

MSTM program learning objectives

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

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Transportation Management

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.

Core courses 
MTM 201: Transportation Systems & Society 
MTM 202: Introduction to Transportation Funding & Finance
MTM 203: Transportation Marketing & Communications Management
MTM 214: Transportation Policy & Regulation 
MTM 215: Transportation Planning & Project Development
MTM 217: Leadership & Management of Transportation Organizations

Capstone courses 
MTM 283: MSTM Capstone: Project Design
MTM 290: MSTM Capstone: Report Writing

Elective courses
MTM 226A: Transportation Emergency Management
MTM 226B: Transportation Security Management
MTM 226C: Transportation Safety & Compliance Management
MTM 236: Managing Technology Innovations in Transportation
MTM 245: High-Speed and Intercity Rail: Planning & Design
MTM 246: High-Speed and Intercity Rail: Engineering & Operations
​MTM 250: Transportation & the Environment
MTM 260: Project Management in Transportation 

Certificates

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

  • Certificate in Transportation Safety, Security, & Emergency Management (requirements here)
  • Certificate in High-Speed and Intercity Rail Management (requirements here)
  • Certificate in Transportation Management (requirements here)

Course Schedule

Below is the tentative course schedule for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Course
Meeting Dates
Instructor
2022 Fall Session A      
MTM 250: Transportation and the Environment 
Syllabus for Fall 2021 (Alexander)
Mondays July 25 - October 3 Alexander 
MTM 201: Transportation Systems and Society
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Fang)
Tuesdays July 26 - September 27 Fang 
MTM 245: High-Speed and Intercity Rail: Planning & Design
Syllabus for Fall 2021 (Eidlin)
Wednesdays July 27 - September 28 Eidlin
MTM 214: Transportation Policy & Regulation 
Syllabus for Fall 2021 (Brent)
Thursdays July 28 - September 29 TBD
       
2022 Fall Session B      
MTM 260: Project Management for Transportation
Syllabus for Fall 2021 (Blampied)
Mondays October 10 - December 12 Blampied
MTM 215: Transportation Planning and Project Development
Syllabus for Fall 2021 (Compin)
Tuesdays October 4 - December 13 Compin 
MTM 226C: Transportation Safety & Compliance Management
Syllabus for Fall 2021 coming soon
Wednesdays October 5 - December 14 Brown
MTM 283: Capstone - Project Design
Syllabus for Fall 2020 (Agrawal)
Wednesdays October 5 - December 14 Agrawal
MTM 246: High-Speed & Intercity Rail Operations/Engineering
Syllabus for Fall 2021 (Litzinger)
Thursdays October 6 - December 15 Litzinger 
       
2023 Spring Session A      
MTM 236 Managing Technology Innovations in Transportation
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Broaddus & Naroola)
Tuesdays January 9 - March 13 TBD
MTM 203 Transportation Marketing & Communications Management
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Goodwin)
Tuesdays January 10 - March 14 TBD
MTM 226A Transportation Emergency Management
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Edwards)
Wednesdays January 11 - March 5 Edwards
MTM 202 Transportation Funding & Finance
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Ortega & Kempton)
Thursdays January 12 - March 16 Ortega
       
2023 Spring Session B      
MTM 217: Leadership & Management of Transportation Organizations
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Lira)
Mondays  March 20 - May 22 Lira
MTM 201: Transportation Systems and Society
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Fang)
Tuesdays March 21 - May 23 Fang
MTM 226B Transportation Security Management
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Goodrich)
Wednesdays March 22 - May 24 Goodrich
MTM 290: Capstone - Report Writing
Syllabus for Spring 2021 (Nixon)
Thursdays March 23 - June 1 Nixon


MSTM Program Learning Outcomes

Program goals were initially developed in Fall 2005 and subsequently revised in Spring 2013 by core MSTM faculty. The current version of the PLOs was approved by the MSTSM Curriculum Committee on 11/20/2020.

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

1. Transportation Systems and Society: Craft management decisions that integrate knowlege of multi-modal transportation, social, and environmental systems.

  1. Evaluate transportation proposals to identify impacts on transportation system performance objectives (e.g., accessibility and safety)

  2. Evaluate transportation proposals to identify impacts on broad policy goals (e.g., equity, economic competitetivess, and envirornmental sustainability)

  3. Analyze transportation management proposals to identify the relevant legislative and administrative structures that guide the decision

2. Innovation: Develop innovative solutions to transportation management challenges

  1. Develop solutions to transportation management challenges that are informed by global best practices and emergency transportaton technologies

3. Leadership: Develop high-impact leadership styles and competencies (traits, skills, behaviors)

  1. Identify effective strategies to improve leadership competencies

4. Communications: Communicate effectively with a diverse workforce and citizenry

  1. Prepare written materials that are clear, technically proficient, and tailored to diverse audiences' needs and level of expertise

  2. Deliver oral presentations that are clear, engaging, and tailored to diverse audiences' needs and level of expertise

5. Analytics: Identify and evaluate transportation management issues using appropriate data and methods

  1. Collect, analyze, and synthesize information from multiple sources using appropriate data and methods

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