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.

The Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics is affiliated with UW Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center, which leverages the combined expertise of industry, government and educational institutions to tackle the complex challenges facing the field today.

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.