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Transportation encompasses a wide-range ofacademic disciplines.Whether your interest is engineering, planning, logistics, or management, transportation studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a place for you.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Program in Transportation Engineering and City Planning
The broad impact of transportation systems and land development on all aspects of life requires an interdisciplinary approach to the planning, design, construction and operation of these systems. Technical solutions must be integrated with social, economic, political, and environmental concerns. Consequently, the Graduate Program in Transportation Engineering and City Planning combines core courses in transportation and urban development with related courses in computer science, economics, operations research, statistics, geography, and regional planning.

Transportation Management and Policy Program
The Transportation Management and Policy Program (TMP), established in 2002, satisfies the demand for transportation professionals who understand multiple dimensions of transportation management and planning, enabling them to make choices leading to more environmentally and socially sustainable transportation systems now and into the future. The program combines studies of environmentally sensitive transportation planning and development with studies of the economic, political, and social dimensions of transportation development.

Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management integrates business functions concerned with the movement of goods, services, and information along the supply chain with the goal of creating value for the ultimate customer. The Grainger Center offers MBA and MS degrees and an undergraduate specialization in this area of studies.

Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URPL)
The department's primary degree is the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning. This program normally requires two academic years of full-time work plus a summer internship. The department has several goals. One is to prepare qualified graduate students to become competent, creative and effective practicing planners. Second is to contribute to knowledge in the field of planning through scholarly and applied research. Third is to undertake professional planning activities in the city and state, in collaboration with a variety of public agencies, planning consulting firms and other private and non-profit sector organizations.

School of Business--Operation and Information Management
The Operations and Information Management (OIM) Department is concerned with teaching the development of systems, procedures and strategies to guide efficient operation of goods/service production and delivery.

School of Business--Wisconsin Center for Urban Land Economics Research
Wisconsin is one of the few schools in the country to offer both an MS and an MBA in real estate. Both programs prepare students for high-level managerial positions in the real estate industry. The M.S. program differs from the MBA program in its focus on techniques of real estate analysis, computer applications in real estate and its emphasis on how finance, valuation and urban economics relate to real estate.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs
The La Follette School of Public Affairs offers training to students interested in careers in public service. La Follette offers two master's degrees--the Master of Public Affairs and the Master of International Public Affairs. Both degree programs require the completion of 42 credits, typically two years of full-time study. Both degrees also allow students to develop an area of concentration, in which they choose courses from a wide range of university departments. La Follette graduates find work in government, nonprofits, and private businesses with ties to government.

Land Resources Graduate Program
The Land Resources Program is an interdisciplinary program for graduate students who wish to broaden their knowledge of natural resources or who seek special education in the technical, social, or management aspects of land. The interpretation of "land resources" in this program is based upon Aldo Leopold's idea of the "land ethic," encompassing not only land but also air, water, and the associated biomes.


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