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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.

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

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

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.
ACBSP Accredited

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.

Explore the concentrations available for 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
  • TLMT607 - Port and Terminal Operations
  • HLSS645 - Port Security
  • MGMT603 - Organizational Development
  • 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
  • RLMT620 - Resource Commitment and Performance in Reverse Logistics
  • RLMT630 - Recalls and Returns Management
  • RLMT645 - Advanced Green Logistics
  • RLMT650 - Reverse Logistics in the Retail Industry

Admission Requirements

Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.

An APU admissions representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

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 APU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Graduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $350 | $325 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, APU offers 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

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can 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

APU 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.

School of Business


School of Business

This program resides in the American Public University School of Business, where 18 of our 26 degree programs have earned specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This distinction does not come easy! To earn ACBSP accreditation, programs need to demonstrate quality in the areas of teaching excellence, student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement. On top of this, our accounting degree programs have also earned the prestigious ACBSP Specialized Accounting Accreditation.

APU School of Business courses are taught online by real-world practitioners who strive to bring expert knowledge and relevancy to our students. With input from industry advisory councils, the School of Business regularly examines and updates curriculum and introduces new programs such as our in-demand degrees in business analytics and our new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam preparation certificate.

At APU, we understand your need for flexibility because most of our students are working adult learners attending school around work and other life commitments. This is why we offer 8-week or 16-week online courses that start monthly. Through an online virtual classroom, you’ll communicate with students and professors in forum communities as you work to complete your weekly written assignments on your own schedule from anywhere in the world. And with our mobile application, you can even work offline and upload your assignments when you reconnect.

The mission of the APU School of Business is to prepare students to be leaders in the global business community. No matter what your educational and career goals may be. We encourage you to browse the School of Business webpage to learn more about what’s happening in the school and to find a program that’s right for you.