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.
& 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.