Advance your career with a Master's degree in Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics.


The SCTL Center's Master's degree in Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics (MSCTL), offered by the University of Washington's Civil & Environmental Engineering department and Professional & Continuing Education, teaches to the changing needs and increasing demands of the global supply chain transportation and logistics industry, providing early- and mid-career professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to stay ahead of the curve.

Broad-Based Curriculum Incorporating Business and Engineering Coursework

In this video, faculty and alumni describe how the program's unique curriculum sets students up for success:

Our innovative curriculum blends business and engineering courses—enabling students to develop rich engineering skills, knowledge, and expertise alongside business and management techniques, strategies, and concerns. 

Courses emphasize four cornerstone themes:

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Explore ways to use data to gain visibility throughout the supply chain and use that insight to make critical decisions.
  • Integration and Collaboration: Learn the best practices for integrating and sharing data, optimizing cross-enterprise business processes and creating an open and mutually beneficial culture.
  • Presentation Skills: Practice written and oral presentation skills by working on white papers, memos and presentations.
  • Critical Thinking: Analyze, assess and reconstruct a problem and evaluate solutions.    

A Flexible Degree Designed for Working Professionals

A work-compatible part-time program combines the academic rigor and world-class reputation of a University of Washington graduate degree with the flexibility with a mostly-online program.

Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics class of 2021.

Cohort Approach & Building a Community at Residency Weekend

In this video, students and faculty describe the weekend residency course, where students will meet and build relationships with other students, as well as alumni, faculty, advisory board members, and staff while attending class oin Seattle. We recommend students attend in person if they are able, but joining online is also an acceptable option.

The program begins with a weekend residency in Seattle, during which students take the first course SCTL 501: Logistics & Analysis and have the opportunity to engage with peers and become familiar with UW resources. Students meet and build valuable relationships with others in their cohort, creating a close-knit community that aids their collaboration efforts throughout the program. Following the weekend residency, courses are delivered online. 

A Different Type of Online Learning

In this video, hear what students and alumni say about our way of offering a different type of online learning:

Our program combines on-demand learning and weekly live, real-time classes that encourage interaction and builds relationships. Students value the ability to participate in discussions, exercises, and simulations and engage with fellow students and faculty members in ways that go far beyond other online degree programs. These interactions are a key element to building the relationships that differentiate SCTL.

In-Demand Skills

In this video, learn about the trends in supply chain transportation and logistics jobs from Advisory Board members: Jane Mooney (COO, Robotics & Automation, Amazon), Kevin Chester, (VP, Performance Management, Lynden), and Girish Lakshman (President of Fulfillment, Sears):

As companies increasingly extend their operations globally, professionals trained in transportation and logistics have become critical to business success.

In recent years, a lack of qualified applicants has led to an abundance of unfilled positions in supply chain management. This demand has driven higher pay for professionals in the industry. A 2016 survey by the Institute for Supply Management found that the average salary for supply chain management roles was $109,961, with the top 5 percent earning an average of $331,604.


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About the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program: A work-compatible hybrid online program, the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics (MSCTL) degree is designed to enable early- and mid-career professionals to advance in their careers. Our innovative curriculum provides students with a 360-degree view of all aspects of supply chain and logistics — facility design, inventory management, data analysis, risk, IT systems, business strategy, freight transport, and performance management — so students graduate ready to make evidence-based decisions and navigate complex real-world problems.