The master’s degree program will train you in the advanced theory, policy, law, research, and practices required to effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services.
Effective transportation policy strengthens communities and global competitiveness. You will learn to think critically and analytically about the challenges and opportunities in the transportation field, and to communicate your analysis clearly through written and oral presentations.
Graduates of the TPOL program hold influential positions at all levels of government, and in the transportation and consulting industries.
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The Schar School of Policy and Government curricula include high priority focus areas such as transportation finance, planning, policy, institutional issues, mega-regions, network analysis, intelligent transportation systems, geographic information systems applications in transport, and transportation policy and planning. Its faculty are trained in economics, civil engineering, urban and regional planning, political science and public administration. Graduate students are enrolled in the School’s Ph.D. in Public Policy and innovative Master’s in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics degree programs, as well as its master’s programs in International Commerce and Policy, and in Public Policy.
Engage with Experts
Mason’s TPOL program include many renowned scholars and practitioners, including:
- Laurie Schintler, the director of the TPOL program, is an expert in transportation theory and policy.
- Jonathan Gifford‘s area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance.
- Kenneth Button is an aviation policy expert and, before coming to the Schar School, was an advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where he headed up the OECD work on International Aviation.
- Edmund Zolnik is an expert in community and regional development, safe and sustainable transportation, and multilevel modeling
Published on Sep 13, 2016 | Schar School of Policy and Government
The Schar School’s Transportation, Operations, and Logistics (TPOL) master’s program will train you in the advanced theory, policy, law, research, and practices required to effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services. Learn more at schar.gmu.edu.