The master of arts in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics (TPOL) program is designed for students and practicing professionals engaged in planning, regulating, managing, and operating transportation facilities and services. Students obtain a working knowledge of the theory, policy, law, research, and practices required to effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services. They also learn to think critically and analytically about the problems and challenges in this field and communicate their analyses clearly and effectively through written and oral presentations.
See Graduate Admission Policies for general information on graduate admission to George Mason University. Specific information on application requirements and deadlines may be found with Schar Admissions.
Completed applications for fall and spring semesters are reviewed on a rolling basis, with late applications considered on a space-available basis. Students may be admitted for nondegree study and apply a limited number of credits toward the master's degree should they choose to apply to the degree program later, in accordance with university policy.
Termination from Program
Students admitted to an Schar program will be terminated from Schar upon receiving one grade of F and are no longer eligible to take courses in Schar. Per university regulation, students are terminated from the university after accumulating grades of F in two courses or 9 credits of unsatisfactory grades in graduate courses. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see Graduate Policies.
Total credits: 34
TPOL Core Courses
|PUBP 715||Introduction to Transportation Systems||3|
|PUBP 716||Transportation Operations and Logistics||3|
|PUBP 717||Analysis for Transportation Managers||4|
|PUBP 718||Transportation Planning and Policy||3|
|PUBP 721||Transportation Economics||3|
|PUBP 722||Practicum in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics||3|
|PUBP 500||Theory and Practice in Public Policy||3|
|Three credits of||3|
|Culture, Organization, and Technology|
|Electives must be approved by the program director or academic advisor.||9|