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Graduate Catalog 2002-2004


Program in Logistics

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Admission Requirements | Degree Requirements

Area of Study and Degree

Logistics

M.S.

Master's Degree Plan

Non-Thesis

Graduate Advisor

K. Jamie Rogers
420 Woolf Hall, 817-272-3092

Graduate Faculty

The Graduate Faculty of the colleges of Business Administration and Engineering

Objective

The Logistics Program is designed to meet an increasing state, national, and international demand for professionals with technical or business education and experience in the area of logistics and supply chain. Such professionals will need a unique combination of technical and business knowledge and skills and will have technical experience and degrees in engineering, mathematics or business.

Logistics and supply chain is an interdisciplinary field of study which comprises the entire set of functions associated with the flow of goods, information, and payments among suppliers and consumers from organization of raw material to final recycling or disposal of finished goods. The integration of engineering and business content is done in a fashion that prepares an experienced professional engineer or manager for a leadership role in planning, developing, implementing and managing the firm's logistics and supply chain capabilities in the global marketplace. The overall purpose of the Logistics Program at U.T. Arlington is to provide graduates with the understanding needed to manage the firm's logistics and supply chain systems and infrastructure and to accomplish the organization's operational, strategic and competitive objectives.

Admission

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in science, mathematics, engineering or other appropriate field. Admission decisions are based on the following criteria:

Unconditional Admission

Unconditional admission into the M.S. Logistics program is granted if all of the following conditions are met.

  1. A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or prior graduate work
  2. A minimum score of 1000 on the GRE or 500 on the GMAT
  3. A minimum score of 550 on the handwritten TOEFL or 215 on the computer-based version if English is not the applicant's native language
  4. Adequate preparation in Math, Science, Engineering, or other appropriate field and three years of experience

Probationary Admission

Prospective students who do not meet the conditions for unconditional admission are granted probationary admission if their GPA is 2.6 or greater. Students granted probationary admission must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first 12 hours completed at UTA. Other conditions, such as deficiency courses, may be specified by the Graduate Advisor.

Deferral

The admission decision is deferred if insufficient information is available.

Denial

Prospective students with a GPA below 2.6 may be denied admission at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor. The Graduate Advisor may grant probationary admission if other factors suggest a potential for success in the graduate program.

Degree Requirements

The M.S. degree in Logistics requires 36 hours of coursework. The coursework is divided between the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering and the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. The program includes such courses as:

Probability and Statistics
Operations Research
Production and Inventory Control
Production Systems Design
Enterprise Modeling
Logistics Information Systems
Logistics Transportation Systems Design
Logistics Distribution Systems Design
Business Logistics
Purchasing and Materials Management
Supply Chain Management Approved Electives

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