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
2019 Fall Session A
MTM 245 High Speed and Intercity Rail: Planning & Design
July 30-October 1
MTM 201 Transportation Systems and Society 
July 31-October 2


MTM 250 Transportation and the Environment Wednesdays July 31-October 2 Alexander
MTM 214 Transportation Policy & Regulation 
August 1-October 3
2019 Fall Session B
MTM 246 High Speed and Intercity Rail: Engineering & Operations
October 7-December 16
MTM 215 Transportation Planning and Project Development
October 8-December 10
BUS 297D Project Management in Transportation  Wednesdays October 9-December 18 Blampied
MTM 283 Capstone - Project Design 
Oct 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, Dec 12
2020 Spring Session A
MTM 236 Managing Technology Innovations in Transportation 
January 6-March 16
Naroola & Broaddus
MTM 203 Transp. Marketing & Communications Mgmt.
January 7-March 10
MTM 226A Emergency Issues for Transp. Professionals
January 8-March 11
MTM 202 Transportation Funding & Finance 
January 9-March 12
Ortega & Kempton
2020 Spring Session B 
MTM 217: Leadership & Management of Transp. Organizations Mondays March 23-June 1 Lira
MTM 290: Capstone - Report Writing Tuesdays March 24 & May 19 Nixon 
MTM 226B: Security Issues for Transportation Professionals Wednesdays March 18-May 20 Goodrich 
MTM 201: Transportation Systems and Society Thursdays March 19-May 21 Fang 

Course descriptions and syllabi

Core Courses

MTM 201: Transportation Systems and Society 


MTM 202: Introduction to Transportation Funding and Finance


MTM 203: Transportation Marketing & Communications Management


MTM 214: Transportation Policy & Regulation 


MTM 215 Transportation Planning and Project 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 and Intercity Rail: Planning & Design


MTM 246: High Speed and Intercity Rail: Engineering & Operations


MTM 250: Transportation and the Environment

BUS 297D: Project Management in Transportation 

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
​Develop a systems-savvy and global perspective on solving transportation management challenges 

  1. Develop systems-savvy solutions to transportation management challenges

  2. Develop globally-aware solutions to transportation management challenges

2. Transportation Policy
Develop solutions to transportation management challenges that integrate knowledge of the transportation policy environment

  1. Analyze policy problems to identify the relevant legislative and administrative structures that guide the decision

  2. Analyze a transportation management scenario to identify the appropriate roles for different government entities, as well as for political, private sector, and/or nonprofit actors

  3. Analyze transportation tax or fee proposals to determine if and how they contribute to achieving transportation system performance objectives and broad social policy goals

3. Leadership
Identify and analyze leadership styles and traits 

  1. Articulate one's own leadership capacity based on an examination of personal leadership style, skills, and preferences 

4. Communications
Communicate effectively with a diverse workforce and citizenry

  1. Prepare written materials that are clear, grammatically correct and free of typos, and tailored to the audience’s needs and level of expertise

  2. Deliver oral presentations that are clear, concise, and tailored to the audience’s needs and level of expertise

5. Analytical skills
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