Transportation and Logistics Management

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Transportation and Logistics Management focuses on the principles, policies, trends, and current issues within air, maritime, or ground transportation. Transportation and logistics management is at the core of global supply chain management, encompassing the manufacturing, distribution, retailing, recreation, and national security industries. This versatile master’s degree may help you advance your career within the field, or can help you obtain new skills for related job opportunities in the military, government, and large corporations whose success depends on the global fulfillment of customers’ requirements.

Program Courses

This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The curriculum for this online master’s program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Historical events in the transportation industry
  • Research methods in transportation and logistics management
  • Transportation economic principles, laws, and policies
  • Commercial freight transportation
  • Defense Transportation System (DTS)
  • U.S. and global transportation terms, structure, and software
  • Global logistics management
  • Cargo security management
  • Port and terminal operations
  • Airport security design

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Note: When enrolling in this master's program, you will be asked to choose between two different end-of-program options: take a capstone course requiring you to create a research proposal and thesis to prove your proficiency, or sit for a comprehensive, proctored exam.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning outcomes objectives, this degree also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. Graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Apply economic principles to evaluate the performance of a transportation system.
  • Analyze the history, pattern, and impact of laws and regulation on the various modes of transportation in the United States.
  • Evaluate the importance of transportation at the organizational and national levels.
  • Examine global transportation issues including systems, documentation, providers, and challenges in international transportation.
  • Contrast and compare buyer/seller relationships, third-party relationships, negotiations, bidding, contracts, and the challenges of relationship management in transportation.

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

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General

This general concentration allows you to select from all concentration courses offered in this program, including transportation systems, security, and business courses.

Sample Courses

  • TLMT501 - Transportation Policy and Planning
  • TLMT502 - Comparative Transportation Systems
  • TLMT600 - National Transportation Management
  • TLMT602 - RFID Uses in Logistics
  • TLMT605 - Cargo Security Management
  • TLMT607 - Port and Terminal Operations
  • SCMT545 - Airport Security Design
  • HLSS645 - Port Security
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Maritime Engineering Management

Takes an in-depth look at the workings of maritime port operations and intermodal transportation systems, including the governance and administration of ports and marine terminals. Topics include decision making and group behavior in organizations, the role of information systems as key management resources, and defensive measures to protect ports.

Sample Courses

  • INFO531 - Management Information Systems
  • MGMT500 - Quality Management in Contemporary Organizations
  • MGMT603 - Organizational Development
  • TLMT607 - Port and Terminal Operations
  • HLSS645 - Port Security
  • MGMT605 - Leadership
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Reverse Logistics Management

Provides advanced knowledge of reverse logistics, including its best practices; implementing its processes in a manufacturing, retail, or military operation; its relationship to forward logistics; and its financial impact from financial components within a business environment.

Sample Courses

  • RLMT500 - Reverse Logistics Management
  • RLMT610 - Technology in Reverse Logistics Operations
  • RLMT620 - Resource Commitment and Performance in Reverse Logistics
  • RLMT630 - Recalls and Returns Management
  • RLMT640 - Network Design in Reverse Logistics
  • RLMT645 - Advanced Green Logistics
  • RLMT650 - Reverse Logistics in the Retail Industry
  • RLMT655 - Reverse Logistics and Hazardous Materials

Admission Requirements

  • All graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.  

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Graduate Tuition Rates  

Military-Affiliated Students* = $325/credit hour

All Other Students = $350/credit hour

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

As an accredited university, we accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

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Transfer Credits 

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.