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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

Guest speakers

If you have questions, please contact Dr. David Czerwinski, Interim Director, at 408-924-3528 or david.czerwinski@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
MTM 297: Special Topics in Transportation Management

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

All courses begin 5:30pm - 9:30pm (PST) on the respective days and dates, and are worth 3 units each. 

2023 Fall Session A Meeting Days Dates Instructor 
MTM 214: Transportation Policy & Regulation
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50042)
Syllabus for Fall 2022 (DeMartino)
 
Mondays July 24 - October 2 DeMartino
MTM 201: Transportation Systems and Society 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50041)
Syllabus for Fall 2023 (Fang)
 
Tuesdays July 25 - September 26 Fang
MTM 245: High-Speed and Intercity Rail: Planning & Design 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50045)
Syllabus for Fall 2022 (Eidlin)
 
Wednesdays July 26 - September 27 Eidlin
MTM 250: Sustainable & Resilient Transportation Management
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50049)
Syllabus for Fall 2023 (Abraham)
 
Thursdays July 27 - September 28 Abraham
       
2023 Fall Session B      
MTM 260: Project Management for Transportation 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50051)
Syllabus for Fall 2023 (Blampied)
 
Mondays October 9 - December 11 Blampied
MTM 215: Transportation Planning and Project Development 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50043)
Syllabus for Fall 2022 (Compin)
 
Tuesdays October 3 - December 12 Johnson
MTM 226C: Transportation Safety & Compliance Management 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50044)
Syllabus for Fall 2022 (Brown)
 
Wednesdays October 4 - December 13 Brown

MTM 283: Capstone - Project Design 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50055)
Syllabus for Fall 2022 (Agrawal)

Wednesdays October 4 - December 13 Albrecht

MTM 283: Capstone - Project Design 
(Sec. 02 - Class #: 50795)
Syllabus for Fall 2022 (Agrawal)

Wednesdays October 4 - December 13 Montoya

MTM 246: High-Speed & Intercity Rail Operations/Engineering 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 50046)
Syllabus for Fall 2023 (Litzinger)

Thursdays October 5 - December 14 Litzinger
       
2024 Spring Session A      

MTM 203 Transportation Marketing & Communications Management
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 29806)
Syllabus for Spring 2024 (Kelly)

 

Tuesdays January 9 - March 12 Kelly

MTM 226A Transportation Emergency Management
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 29409)
Syllabus for Spring 2024 (Edwards)

 

Wednesdays January 10 - March 13 Edwards

MTM 202 Transportation Funding & Finance 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 29614)
Syllabus for Spring 2024 (Ortega & Binder)

 

Thursdays January 11 - March 14 Ortega & Binder
       
2024 Spring Session B      

MTM 217: Leadership & Management of Transportation Organizations 

(Sec. 01 - Class #: 29872)
Syllabus for Spring 2023 (Lira)

 

Mondays March 18 - May 20 Lira

MTM 226B Transportation Security Management 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 29807)
Syllabus for Spring 2023 (Goodrich)

Wednesdays March 20 - May 22 Goodrich

MTM 290: Capstone - Report Writing 
(Sec. 01 - Class #: 29411)
Syllabus for Spring 2022 (Nixon)

Mondays March 18 - June 3 Albrecht

MTM 290: Capstone - Report Writing 

(Sec. 02 - Class # 30268)
Syllabus for Spring 2022 (Nixon)

Mondays March 18 - June 3 Albrecht


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 knowledge 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 competitiveness, and environmental 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

Guest Speakers

The SJSU graduate program in Transportation Management invites acclaimed guest speakers to visit our class sessions to share their expertise and perspective relating to the transportation industry. We pride ourselves on this initiative as we are enabling our own students with an amazing opportunity to learn directly from the many industry leaders! Guests from recent classes include Brian Annis, Chief Financial Officer @ High-Speed Rail Authority, Laurie Berman, Former Director @ Caltrans, Rebecca Frankhouser, Chief Strategy Officer @ King County Metro, and many more. 

To learn more about the MSTM program and steps to enroll, please navigate here

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