Transportation systems are essential for the efficient movement of people and goods. Interconnected air, land and marine transportation systems play a vital role in insuring strong economic health and an improved quality of life for all of society. Because transportation systems are interrelated with many other activities, the challenges of creating and managing transportation systems must be addressed in an interdisciplinary manner.
The transportation graduate program at Clemson focuses on the planning, design, operation and maintenance of transportation systems. The program provides a foundation of knowledge on the basics of how transportation systems work and how they are designed, and encourages students to add breadth to their education by understanding the environmental, institutional and societal context within which they operate. Solutions to practical problems are emphasized to ensure that students are well prepared for careers in the transportation profession.