May 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Logistics, Trade & Transportation MS

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The Master of Science in Logistics, Trade, and Transportation is designed to empower professionals to meet the growing demands of logistics transportation and supply chain management related careers in the Gulf Coast regions, nationally and internationally. This interdisciplinary program is comprised of 30 total credit hours encompassing logistics, transportation supply chain management, global trade and economic development, business, and other courses. These courses are delivered from the Gulf Coast campus in online format. The program can be completed in one year and customized to meet career advancement needs. The program provides graduates with necessary tools and critical understanding of supply chain management, economics, finances, and the practice of contemporary global air, maritime, and land transportation systems. The core competencies of this program include planning and strategy, operations management, system analysis and modeling, global trade, and economic development. Upon completion of this program, graduates qualify to receive professional certifications from SOLE and AST&L organizations.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Admission Requirements and Procedures , the minimum standards for regular admission are as follows:

  1. The application must present evidence, by official transcript, of a grade point average of at least 2.75 (calculated on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.
  2. The applicant must have competitive official GRE, GMAT, Praxis, MCAT or LSAT scores (all sections) (<10 years old) submitted to Southern Miss. The applicant may be granted a waiver for standardized test scores if he or she can provide evidence of five or more years or relevant and progressive work experience, military experience, or distinguished performance/awards. Students whose native language is not English must meet the university’s minimum requirements of TOEFL or IELTS score.
  3. The applicant must submit current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) via the online application.
  4. The applicant must have at least three letters of recommendation submitted from persons (e.g. direct supervisors or academic faculty members) who are qualified to assess the applicant’s readiness for graduate work.
  5. The applicant must submit a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) specifying areas of interest and career goals. The statement should address the following: reasons this graduate program was chosen, how the applicant plans to relate the specialty area to his or her education and experience, expected career benefits from this program, and any other matters that should be taken into consideration. The SOQ should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced.

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

  1. Students must develop a degree plan to be approved by a faculty adviser and the program coordinator prior to the completion of more than nine (9) hours of graduate work.
  2. Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours in graduate-level courses.
  3. Students must perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive examination that is required for graduation. This exam is normally administered during the final semester of graduate work.
  4. Students must complete a mastery project to be approved by a faculty adviser. This is usually completed the final semester of graduate work.
  5. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on all graduate courses completed.
  6. Please refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements section of the Bulletin.

See General Degree Requirements   and General Academic Information  for other requirements and policies 

Course Requirements (30 hours)

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