Students bring various academic and professional backgrounds to their study of transportation.
Requirements for admission to the interdisciplinary Master's in Transportation program include the following:
- BS, BA or equivalent in a transportation related field (business, planning, engineering, psychology, sociology, government, etc.)
- An application for a major of "Transportation Interdisciplinary,"
with a home department of one of the following:
- Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), for students with a BS in engineering, other than civil
- Community and Regional Planning (CRP), for non-engineering students interested in public sector applications (e.g., planning, policy, information systems, traffic systems, etc.)
- Logistics, Operations, and Management Information Systems (LOMIS), for students with a background in business and an interest in private sector applications (e.g., trucking, logistics, freight management)
For all departments, submit
- an application, statement of purpose (indicating knowledge of the program and personal goals)
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Test scores:
- for CCEE, GRE scores (min 400 verbal, 4.0 analytical writing, 700 quantitative)
- for LOMIS, GMAT (min 550)
- for international applicants, TOEFL (iBT 82, CBT 213, PBT 550)
- Deadline for domestic students: One month prior to beginning of term
- Deadline for international students: 6 months prior to beginning of term
For most international applicants, the most important determinant for admission is the willingness of an affiliated professor to take the student on and support him/her. This is highly dependent on the availability of time on the part of the professor, and on the match between the student's interest and capabilities (technical and communications) and the interests of the professor.