Master of Science in Transportation
An Interdepartmental Program
The interdepartmental Master of Science in Transportation (M.S.T.) degree program emphasizes the complexity of transportation and its dependence on the interaction of technology, operations, planning, management and policy-making. For this reason, the Master of Science in Transportation program is interdepartmental. Faculty members and research staff from several centers, departments and divisions within MIT are affiliated with the program and serve as research advisors and mentors to M.S.T. students.
The M.S.T. degree program examines all major forms of transportation, including passenger and freight systems, as well as the increasing demand for transportation systems at the local, regional and international levels.
With more than seven billion people inhabiting the world, there is enormous stress on existing air, rail and highway transportation systems and the need for new ways to plan, manage and engineer the systems of the future is clear. The M.S.T. degree program addresses that need. Research is