Program Overview

ship yardThe online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics program focuses on the complex challenges that face industry professionals today. The program delivers advanced skills and best practices in a variety of disciplines, including finance, sustainability and performance management. 

The program is grounded in quantitative principles and emphasizes using data to inform decision making. The curriculum features a balance of engineering and business courses. 

In this degree program you’ll explore both traditional and emerging industry topics, including:

  • Making the supply chain lean, green and resilient

  • Deploying and managing information technology (IT) across the enterprise

  • Managing transportation risks and disruptions

  • Handling inventory management and supply chain integration

  • Administering facilities and operations

The degree is offered by the UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in collaboration with UW Professional & Continuing Education.

Program Format

The Master of Supply Chain Transportation & 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). All students complete the same courses in a defined sequence, moving through the curriculum as a close-knit group known as a cohort.

The final course focuses on a student-designed practicum project. You will gain hands-on experience by tackling a real logistics or transportation challenge of your choosing.

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

Who Should Apply

This program is designed for professionals who want to advance their careers in supply chain, transportation or logistics by upgrading their knowledge and capabilities and expanding their professional network. The degree is a good fit for those working in manufacturing who want to bolster their knowledge, or for individuals employed as business systems/process analysts, project managers, product managers or management consultants looking to specialize in transportation or logistics.