Program Overview

The University of Washington Seattle Campus offers a Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Degree that is well suited for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge regarding the relationship of transportation systems within the global context. Graduates of this degree will gain knowledge and skills in decision making, fundamentals of managing transportation, logistics in the supply chain, information technology, how to manage risks, and much more. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to move beyond entry-level positions and gain job security in this specialized field. Many who apply are already employed in supply chain, transportation, or logistics positions and simply want to increase their knowledge of the subject in order to increase the success of their career. This program is beneficial for those who are already in a related field and those who wish to enter with in-depth knowledge.

The Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Degree Program consists of 43 total credit hours that may be completed on a part-time schedule in two years. Students are required to complete seven courses and two practicums. Course topics that students will explore through this curriculum include Logistics and Analysis, IT Systems and Supply Chain Integration, Inventory Management, Facility Design and Operations Management, External Supply Chain Transportation Risks, Finance and Performance Management, and Collaboration Across the Supply Chain. These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and obtain employment within the supply chain transportation and logistics career field. Students will enroll into two field practicums during their second year of study. The purpose of the field practicum is to give students the ability to apply the knowledge that they have learned through the courses. This hands-on experience ensures that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional within the field.

All courses for this program, except for Logistics and Analysis, are available online. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. Due to the online nature of this class, students should also have a reliable internet connection.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    Requirements

    Students must have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last graded 60 semester credits or 90 graded quarter credits and three to five years of experience in a supply chain-related position, or demonstration of equivalent knowledge.

    School Overview

    In 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The University is comprised of three campuses: the Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges whose faculty offer educational opportunities to students ranging from first-year undergraduates through doctoral-level candidates; the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, each developing a distinctive identity and undergoing rapid growth, offer diverse programs to undergraduates and to graduate students. The primary mission of the University of Washington is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge. 

    The University of Washington offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Built Environments
    • Foster School of Business
    • School of Dentistry
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of the Environment
    • The Graduate School
    • The Information School 
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Pharmacy
    • Evans School of Public Affairs
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Social Work

    To accommodate the busy lifestyles of students that are unable to attend UW in the traditional campus environment, a variety of courses, graduate degree programs an certificate programs are available entirely online, and also through a combination of classroom and online instruction.

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