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Transportation Studies and Research Programs at the School of Engineering, Morgan State

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By action of the Maryland Legislature, the University has been designated as Maryland's Public Urban University, with the responsibility of addressing the needs of residents, schools, and organizations within the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. Morgan State University is located in a residential area of northeast Baltimore City. It is easily accessible from downtown, the Baltimore beltway, and Interstate 95. Each year, the school enrolls an average of 6,000 students in programs from the baccalaureate level through the doctorate.

The University has a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with more specialized offerings at the master's and doctoral levels. Morgan traditionally has placed strong emphasis on the arts and sciences at the undergraduate level and on the preparation of students for advanced study. In addition, it offers a variety of programs in professional fields, including engineering, business, teacher education, architecture, hospitality management and social work.

The School of Engineering is an excellent place to earn an engineering degree. Here the school offers educational programs which ensure that students acquire the ability to master fundamental principles of engineering which may be applied effectively to benefit society. The transportation programs are offered in the Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies (TUIS), which was established in 1981. Morgan is one of the pioneers to offer an interdisciplinary graduate program in transportation with concentrations in transportation planning, traffic engineering, transportation management and entrepreneurship and logistics.

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Academic Programs



Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Transportation Systems: The undergraduate program in Transportation Systems is designed to provide a curriculum that will adequately prepare students for entry-level professional positions or for pursuing advanced studies in transportation engineering, planning, management and entrepreneurship, and distribution logistics. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary training enabling the student to attain the requisite knowledge base to provide systems analysis, planning, design, and management services at the professional level.

Graduate Programs

  • MS in Transportation: The Master of Science degree program in Transportation provides a curriculum in transportation that prepares students to assume positions as professional managers and planners in all aspects of transportation management, planning, and analysis. Students can concentrate their studies on traffic engineering, transportation planning, and transportation management and logistics. Students may use appropriate courses in other disciplines to complement their program of study.
  • Graduate Certificate in Transportation: The Transportation Program offers students graduate certificates upon successful completion of 18 credit hours of study in specified areas of concentration. The Post Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) program is intended for students who do not wish to commit to a full advanced degree program but who wish to develop expertise in a specialized area of transportation.

PhD Program

  • Ph.D. in Transportation: The Ph.D. program in Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Systems targets highly motivated students who have already obtained the master's degree and desire to pursue career paths in transportation and infrastructure related education, consulting, research, or administration. The Ph.D. program in Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Systems seeks exceptional students having at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a scale of 4.0) for all graduate work completed and a commitment for innovation and leadership.

MORGAN State Features

For over 140 years, Morgan State University has been an important part of the higher education system in Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the nation. Throughout its history, Morgan has served the community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse society.

  • Campus: Morgan State University is located in a residential area of northeast Baltimore City. It is easily accessible from downtown, the Baltimore beltway, and Interstate 95. The campus covers an area of more than 143 acres.
  • Accreditation: MSU is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the School of Engineering programs are accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Campus Life: At Morgan State University, students who live on-campus have a variety of opportunities for personal growth and development. Students will receive the 360 experience of campus life through both structured and informal programs and leadership opportunities throughout the academic year.
  • Arts & Media: In Baltimore, MSU is the main leader and provider of jazz, news, talk and public affairs programming. Throughout the campus there are also shows of dance, theater, band and choir performances, operas, and art exhibits. Morgan is tasteful in it's variety of many outlets for activity.
  • The Residence Halls: The Office of Residence Life and Housing at Morgan State University offers several types of housing accommodations to meet the diverse needs of our student population. Approximately 2,000 students are housed in 4 traditional residence halls, two high rise buildings and two apartment complexes. The University provides the basic utilities which include; heat, water, electricity and waste disposal services.
  • MSU Peer Counselors: Peer counselors meet with students individually and in group discussions to talk about personal, social, and academic concerns. They assist the Counseling staff with presentations, mental health screening, and outreach about adjustment to the university. All sessions with peer counselors, as with the professional counselors, are confidential.
  • Work Study Positions: As a result of participating in exciting community service learning programs, Morgan State University students will be able to relate their classroom learning to the realities of life while at the same time, they will be improving the quality of life of Baltimore residents. Student volunteers will be required to participate in an eight (8) hour orientation-training program.
  • National Transportation Center: The National Transportation Center (NTC) at Morgan State University advances U.S. technology and expertise in transportation, research, and technology transfer on the university level. The NTC's current areas of research focus are transportation and traffic modeling, safety, economics and equity, transportation funding, and infrastructure's effect on aquatic life.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 14, 2017

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