Courses & Curriculum

Degree Requirements

The online UW Master of Sustainable Transportation degree requires the completion of nine courses for a total of 43 credits. A capstone project, which is incorporated into the final three courses of the program, is also required to earn the degree. All courses are delivered completely online.


The program emphasizes the study of real-world issues and ideas that promote responsible environmental, economic and community-oriented solutions to transportation challenges. The degree curriculum focuses on a different sustainable transportation topic each year, allowing for an in-depth exploration of one area of the discipline. 

Course Sequence

Focus Area I: Planning and Livable Communities
CEE 561: Transportation Planning & Design
CEE 562: Livable Communities & Design
CEE 563: Transportation Choices & Technology
Focus Area II: Environmental Issues and Impacts
CEE 564: Sustainable Transportation From a Systems Perspective
CEE 565: Climate Change & Energy
CEE 566: Environmental Analysis & Assessment
Focus Area III: Policy Development, Health and Economics
CEE 567: Health & Sustainable Transportation
CEE 568: Transportation Economics
CEE 569: Policy Development, Finance & Sustainable Transportation