Graduate Studies in Transportation
We pride ourselves on a strong graduate program in transportation engineering that provides graduate (and undergraduate) students with a broad range of practical and real-life educational experiences in transportation. Our faculty and students engage in research to solve challenging, practical and relevant transportation problems that have regional and national significance. Federal partners guide our research priorities.
We are especially proud of the way in which we have integrated undergraduates, graduate students and faculty on teams that produce innovative technology and new knowledge. Many of these teams are part of our College of Engineering senior design and graduate research programs in which interdisciplinary groups of students and faculty develop prototypes, extend these prototypes through research and development, and license the products to industry.
The University of Idaho awarded 74 graduate degrees over the past five years in professional fields closely related to highways and public transportation, averaging 15 per year.
Before we can consider financial assistance for any potential student, that student must complete the application process to become a graduate student at the University of Idaho to indicate a true interest in studying here. In fact, decisions for financial support are made on a competitive basis, usually based on the student's performance in their first semester in the program.
There are exceptions for highly qualified students, but you must apply to and be accepted for admission to the university before you can be considered for financial aid. Qualified students, with above average preparation, who exhibit a serious intent to attend the university and whose interests match the funding opportunities available, may be offered financial assistance in the form of teaching or research assistantships. The university's application for admission can be completed online.
If you have any questions specific to admission, please contact Graduate Admissions at 208-885-4001 or visit their website.