Ph.D. in Logistics and Transportation


Course name Ph.D. in Logistics and Transportation
Institution University of Maryland-College Park; Robert H Smith School of Business; Dept of Logistics, Business, and Public Policy
Location USA, Maryland
Language English
Contact information

Dianne Fox



Course objective

Produce outstanding scholars in the fields of logistics, transportation, and supply chain management. Graduates of the program are well-qualified to take academic positions in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Students in the PhD program achieve excellence through: (1) extensive preparation in the major, a related minor, and associated research tools (primarily statistics or operations research); (2) joint research with faculty; (3) independent research culminating in a doctoral dissertation; and (4) the teaching of courses for undergraduate majors in logistics, transportation, and supply chain management.

Sector Private
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

Courses include: 1. Major field – Logistics & Transportation (18 credits) 2. Minor field (12 credits) 3. Research tools (12 credits) 4. Additional course requirements which vary depending on the educational background of the student but may include a graduate course in economics, two MBA core courses, and a research methods course. A student wishing to pursue a double major would need to take 18 credits in a second major field (instead of 12 credits for a minor field) increasing total requirements by 6 credits.

Total time commitment On Average 5 Years of Attendance
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited Yes
Accredited by University of Maryland College Park
Certificate name Degree
Degree name Ph.D. in Logistics & Transportation
Attendance mode In-person
Attendance description

Multiple Trips. The Ph.D. program consists of two years of academic courses plus research. Students usually take on average five years to complete the program. Students can attend full or part-time.

Incentives No
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

Bachelors degree or 4 year equivalent, integral and differential calculus; GMAT or GRE, TOEFL, 3 letters of recommendation, application fee.

Course fee description

Please contact the course host for this information. PhD students are fully funded (tuition) but living costs not covered.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Every student admitted to the PhD Program will receive full financial support in the form of a graduate assistantship or fellowship. The financial support packages range in amounts between $14,355 and $21,355. Base stipends of $14,355 are often supplemented with an additional $7,000 in Fellowship Research funds.

Course included in analysis No