There are various educational levels available for logistics programs. While graduates can obtain a position with a bachelor's degree, those who wish to attain higher-level positions are encouraged to consider pursuing a master's degree.
10 Schools with Logistics Programs
The following is a list of 10 schools that offer logistics programs. Tuition is based on the 2015-2016 school year:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Ohio State University||Columbus, OH||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$10,037, in-state; $27,365, out-of-state|
|The University of Texas at Austin||Austin, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$9,806, in-state; $34,676, out-of-state|
|Houston Community College||Houston, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$1,632, in-district; $3,360, in-state; $3,756, out-of-state|
|Texas A & M University||College Station, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$10,176, in-state; $28,768, out-of-state|
|Michigan State University||East Lansing, MI||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$13,560, in-state; $36,360, out-of-state|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Champaign, IL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$15,054, in-state; $30,214, out-of-state|
|Lone Star College System||The Woodlands, TX||2-year, Public||Associate's||$1,504, in-district; $3,184, in-state; $3,544, out-of-state|
|Tarrant County College District||Fort Worth, TX,||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$1,320, in-district; $2,064, in-state; $4,920, out-of-state|
|California State University-Long Beach||Long Beach, CA||4-year, Public||Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's||$6,452, in-state; $17,612, out-of-state|
|University of Maryland-College Park||College Park, MD||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$9,996, in-state; $31,144, out-of-state|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, Schools' websites
School Selection Criteria
Here are the top factors to consider when selecting a logistics or supply chain management school:
- Although certificate and master's degree programs are also available, the most common educational program for those who wish to specialize in ordering, importing or moving supplies and products is a bachelor's degree.
- Students would benefit from logistics programs that prepare them for industry certification exams.
- Students may want to focus on schools that are ranked for their logistics and supply chain management programs by respected organizations, like U.S. New and World Report.
- Students wishing to advance their careers should ensure a logistics program provides sufficient training in industry practices, analysis methods and strategy development.
Many institutions offer logistics degrees, so students should determine what level of training they want, as well as a school's reputation for logistics and supply chain management education. Tuition varies widely by school.