Program Overview

The Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) program combines a focus on the specific transportation and logistics challenges facing industry professionals today with a thorough overview of best practices in related areas such as finance, sustainability and performance management. The program curriculum includes:

  • Information technology (IT) systems
  • Transportation risks
  • Logistics and analysis
  • Facility design and operations management
  • Supply chain integration
  • Inventory management
  • Lean, green and resilient supply chains

The SCTL coursework is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the core competencies of the field. The two practicums will give you an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have acquired to a specific, contemporary problem that you define, based on your interests and experience.

This graduate degree program is offered by the UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in partnership with UW Professional & Continuing Education. All courses are taught by experienced UW faculty or senior supply chain leaders working in the field.

Program Format

The Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics is a 43-credit program that can be completed in two years of part-time study. Students take one class per quarter for nine quarters (including summers), two of which are dedicated to a student-designed practicum project. For more information, see the Curriculum page.

All SCTL classes are offered online, except for a one-week residency class that will be held on the UW campus in Seattle at the beginning of the program. Courses will combine both real-time and asynchronous online lecture formats, supplemented by self-study modules that can be completed at any time you find convenient.

Who Should Apply

The SCTL program is a good fit if you are:

  • Employed in supply chain, transportation or logistics roles and want to increase your competency and advance your career
  • Employed in manufacturing and looking to expand your knowledge, in preparation for taking on a broader scope of responsibility
  • Employed as a business systems/process analyst, project manager, product manager or management consultant and interested in specializing in transportation or supply chain disciplines
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At a Glance

Credits: 43
Learning Format: Online
Length: 2 years part-time (9 quarters)
Costs: $900 per credit ($38,700 for complete degree)


We are happy to answer your questions and provide more information about the Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics program.