Jul 23, 2018  
USC Catalogue 2018-2019 
    
USC Catalogue 2018-2019

Transportation Systems Management (MS)


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Transportation is a dynamic field with many aspects. The Master of Science in Transportation Management prepares students from any sufficiently analytical undergraduate background for advanced positions in the private, public, or non-profit sector as well as for advanced graduate study.  Students complete the program core, subject to options indicated there, plus a specialization for a total of 35 units.

The program core provides students with a broad, interdisciplinary basis for understanding transportation systems and needs. A required specialization of the student's choosing provides depth in a focused aspect of transportation systems relating to a particular set of methods or problem domain. Students learn:

  • the design, provision, operation, and effectiveness of transportation services in the larger context of economic and social systems;
  • how organizations can best adapt to changes affecting the transportation environment in which services are demanded and provided, including the relationships between transportation, technology, information services, and regulatory requirements; and
  • to characterize, analyze and address complex transportation problems at the system level by relying on both theory and applied analytical methods.

Specialization in Transportation Infrastructure Systems - 12 units


This specialization consists of four courses for a total of 12 units, and is for students with an undergraduate background in science or engineering.

Specialization in Geographic Information Systems - 12 units


This specialization consists of three courses for a total of 12 units. SSCI 582  and SSCI 583  may be taken in any order after SSCI 581 , but SSCI 584  should be taken after SSCI 583 .

Specialization in Data Informatics - 12 units


This specialization consists of three courses for a total of 12 units. INF 510  and INF 549  may be completed in any order, but both should be completed before INF 550 .

Specialization in Systems Architecting - 12 units


This specialization consists of four courses for a total of 12 units, and is for students with an undergraduate background in science or engineering. A single course may not be used to satisfy both a core requirement and a specialization requirement.

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