Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Transportation, M.S.

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The Master of Science in Transportation (MST) program prepares students with the knowledge base and skill sets needed for successful professional practice in the transportation industry, which includes careers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors. Transportation professionals work for companies and agencies across a variety of modes serving the needs of moving passengers and freight. The applied nature of the course work ensures students are prepared to make professional contributions upon completion of the program. The program provides graduate students with the opportunity to engage with professionals through course assignments, capstone projects, and internships.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for MS Transportation

Students will be able to articulate in-depth knowledge about the history and function of freight and passenger transportation and current issues in local, state, and national policy. 

Students will be able to apply quantitative data and methods to transportation issues. 

Students will demonstrate professional communication and analytical skills. 


The MST will require a minimum of 33 semester credit hours of graduate course work in core courses (18 credit hours), a concentration (9 credit hours), and capstone/thesis projects (6 credit hours).

The following core courses (18 credits) would be required for all students:

Concentration Information

Students must complete a 9-credit concentration in Transportation Planning, Transportation Administration or a self-directed concentration. The two primary concentrations will utilize instructional offerings in the accredited Master of Urban Planning (MURP) degree program and the accredited Master of Public Administration. Students may transfer up to 12-credits from outside UNO, which could apply to the concentration courses. Please see the university rules governing potential transfer credit.

Transportation Planning Concentration

Courses eligible for this concentration are

Transportation Administration Concentration

Courses eligible for this concentration are

Self-Directed Concentration

Three courses (nine credits) approved by program coordinator and faculty advisor

Students must complete a six-credit capstone sequence over the course of a year or the thesis option, with six credit hours of thesis research.

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