The Certificate in Transportation Studies requires 18 s.h. of graduate credit. Students may earn the certificate in conjunction with an M.S. or Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or with an M.A. or M.S. in urban and regional planning.

Individuals working toward degrees in other transportation-related disciplines are encouraged to apply to the Transportation Studies Program. Depending on a student's background, additional course work in statistics, computer programming, simulation, mathematics, and operations research may be required for the certificate. Credit earned in these courses may not be applicable to a student's degree program.

Students enrolled in the certificate program may wish to participate in faculty-led transportation research, which may explore topics such as system planning, traffic operations and engineering, spatial data systems and analysis, simulation applications, and policy issues.

Certificate with M.S. or Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Students working toward a Master of Science or a Doctor of Philosophy in civil and environmental engineering may earn the Certificate in Transportation Studies by completing the courses listed below (18 s.h.). Not all courses are offered every semester; view MyUI to determine when specific courses are offered.

Fall Semester
CEE:4762Design of Transportation Systems3
CEE:4763Traffic Engineering3
CEE:4764Winter Highway Maintenance3
CEE:6763Application Simulation to Transportation3
URP:6266Transportation and Land Use Planning3
Spring Semester
Three of these:
CEE:4160Introduction to Bridge Engineering3
CEE:4167Public Transit Operations and Planning3
CEE:4176Transportation Demand Analysis3
CEE:4568Civil Infrastructure3

Engineering students may apply to the certificate program through the Graduate College and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. See Civil and Environmental Engineering (College of Engineering) for information about graduate study and degree requirements in that department.

Certificate with M.A. or M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning

Students working toward a Master of Arts or Master of Science in urban and regional planning may earn the Certificate in Transportation Studies by completing a total of 18 s.h. from the courses listed below. Not all courses are offered every semester; view MyUI to determine when specific courses are offered.

Fall Semester
URP:6265Planning Sustainable Transportation3
URP:6266Transportation and Land Use Planning3
URP:6268Freight Transportation Planning3
URP:6269Transportation Program Seminar1
Spring Semester
URP:4195Public Transit Operations and Planning3
URP:4262Transportation Demand Analysis3
URP:6260Transportation Policy and Planning3
URP:6264Transportation Planning Process2-3

Urban and regional planning students may apply to the certificate program through the Graduate College and the School of Urban and Regional Planning. See Urban and Regional Planning (Graduate College) for information about graduate study and degree requirements in the school.