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Logistics, Trade, and Transportation - Master's

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (MS LTT) is a 30-credit hour, fully online program which allows practitioners to continue to work while pursuing the degree. Our program 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. The MS LTT 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.

Students can choose to study full-time and can complete it in one year. Alternatively, students can study part-time and can take as little as one course per semester as long as they maintain continuous enrollment and complete the program within 5 years. The program consists of six core courses and four electives. 

In addition to offering classes in a flexible format, Southern Miss waives out-of-state tuition for fully online programs.

100%Online Program
30Credit Hours
1Year Completion Time

Core Courses

To complete the program, students will take six core courses (18 credit hours) and four electives* (12 credit hours). The core courses are:

  • IET 570 - Logistics Transportation Systems (3 hrs.)
  • IET 571 - Logistics Distribution Systems (3 hrs.)
  • IET 615 - Advanced Supply Chain Management (3 hrs.)
  • IET 670 - Supply Chain Design and Management (3 hrs.)
  • IET 671 - Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis (3 hrs.)
  • IET 672 - Global Supply Chain Management (3 hrs.)

*Advisor Approved Electives - at least two of the four courses must be 600 level or higher.

Professional Designations and Certifications

Upon completing this program, graduates qualify to apply to earn recognition as a Demonstrated Logistician, Demonstrated Senior Logistician, or Demonstrated Master Logistician from the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). These recognitions are provided based on continuous experience and professional development. Also, the knowledge students would gain from this program can greatly support those interested in taking professional certification exams through the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM). These certifications include Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM). 

Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help

Our faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program. You will have the opportunity to take courses with faculty who are effective teachers and researchers.

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Dr. Abubaker Haddud

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

Area of Expertise: Industrial Engineering Technology, Logistics, Trade, and Transportation

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Dr. Zikai Zhou

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise: Industrial Engineering Technology, Logistics, Trade, and Transportation

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Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise: Transportation Engineering, Planning, and Management, including Transportation Safety, Network Analysis, and Pedestrian Studies

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Dr. Chao Meng

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise: Logistics System Design and Analysis, Production System Simulation Modeling, and Supply Chain Coordination

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Col. (R) Mark Prine

Part-Time Faculty

Area of Expertise: Logistics Planning, Logistics Management, Military Support Operations, Disaster Operations

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Degree Plan Availability
Logistics, Trade, and Transportation MSOnline 100%

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. 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. 


Contact Us

School of Leadership

730 East Beach Blvd
North Academic Building
Room 201
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

Program Coordinator

Dr. Abubaker Haddud

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Program Advisor

Dr. Joyce Powell

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  • Supply chain management
  • Systems analysis and modeling
  • Economics
  • Global air, maritime, land transportation
  • Finance
  • Strategic planning