The Center for Advances in Port Management is dedicated to preparing port and marine terminal industry leaders for 21st century challenges and opportunities. Established in the fall of 2015 through the foresight of the State of Texas, the Center supports the port industry through:

1) Advanced and continuing education.

2) Industry relevant research.

3) Community outreach.


To better prepare ports, marine terminals, maritime community and industry for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead through advanced education and industry relevant research.


The Center is fundamentally linked with industry. The Center’s research initiatives have made significant contributions based on demonstrated need and supported by external partnerships and financial support. With our state-of-the-art facilities, highly credentialed faculty, and industry collaborations, our center is becoming a hub for local and international knowledge exchange for practical port, maritime, and industry management solutions.


The center's academic curriculum includes an interdisciplinary Master of Science degree and certifications specialization in port management, global logistics, and operations. Courses are taught by both College of Engineering and College of Business professors as well as highly credentialed and seasoned maritime industry experts. Students will explore practical leadership, team management, and risk reduction strategies in the context of real world scenarios. This program is ideal for both entry level and mid-career students seeking to tackle unique port, maritime, and industry challenges.


We offer a fully accredited Master of Science degree as well as three graduate certificates. With implementation for Spring 2024, our Masters program will be updating from a 36 to a 30 credit hour program. This makes a very cost effective, self-pace program that allows you to start at any time. For more program information Click Here.