Graduate Certificate in Freight Transportation
The transportation profession is facing a significant decline in its workforce due to the increasing number of workers eligible for retirement. Studies indicate as much as 50% of the public sector transportation workforce is now eligible for retirement. According to US DOT “employers will need to hire 4.6 million new workers with 417,000 of these positions created as a direct result to increased demand on our transportation systems”. In addition, the number of students pursuing degrees in the transportation engineering area (primarily through civil engineering) continues to decline, and the production of graduates is not keeping pace with the demand for skilled workers in this area.
The Graduate Certificate in Freight Transportation will enable individuals with science or engineering bachelor’s degrees to expand their analytical, practical, and problem-solving skills in the area of freight transportation (e.g., supply chain and logistics, maritime transportation, rail transportation). The certificate will also enable them to transition and pursue advanced degrees (Master’s or Ph.D.).
The Graduate Certificate in Freight Transportation is a 15-semester-hour program with two required courses and three electives chosen from a list of transportation-related graduate courses.
The following are minimum requirements for admission:
- A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related program;
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 from an accredited college or university;
- Applicants whose native language is other than English must meet one of the following
- TOEFL = 85,
- IELTS = 6.5,
- Duolingo = 110,
- PTE = 57.
Applicants are advised that meeting the minimum admission standards does not entitle an applicant to admission; it only insures consideration of the application. Applicants are further advised that the program reserves the right to deny some applications due to limited availability of resources.