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Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #31 (QS) , IL,
The Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning program of Northwestern University prepares students to identify, analyze, and solve complex transportation problems, and to communicate those solutions toward their successful implementation.

About

The Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning program of Northwestern University stress conceptual and quantitative approaches to the analysis of transportation and related systems. Our goal is to develop our students' analytic, quantitative, and communication skills so that graduates are well prepared to face the exciting and challenging transportation environment of today and tomorrow. Our courses and research integrate theory, methods, and applications. The strong quantitative focus of our program provides students with skills for analyzing all modes of transportation used for the movement of people and goods, within and between cities, under both public and private operation.

Career paths

The master of science degree prepares the student to identify, analyze and solve transportation problems. Educational components develop the students' knowledge of transportation systems, modes, and institutions, and enhance their quantitative skills in operations research, economics, and statistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transportation Systems Planning and Management
  • Travel Demand Modeling
  • Evaluation and Decision Making for Infrastructure Systems
  • Infrastructure Systems Analysis
  • Introduction to Transportation Engineering
  • Transportation Systems Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

Transcript

Two letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

GRE scores

TOEFL scores (international students)

Resume

Writing Samples and Diversity Statements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34826 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17413 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    34826 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17413 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    34826 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17413 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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  • per quarter: $17,413

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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