Welcome! We are delighted that you are interested in joining us as a graduate student at the leading university center in the world on sustainable transportation. The Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the U.S., and the world. Over time, our TTP students have come from undergraduate majors as diverse as physics, economics, business, geography, anthropology, sociology, history, and English, as well as various engineering majors. Our graduate students come from across the U.S. and from countries around the world. They bring a diversity of ideas, issues, cultures and backgrounds to ITS-Davis. In fact, this diversity is one of the strengths of our program, as these backgrounds blend with the expertise of our current faculty and students to create new ideas that wouldn’t have been stimulated otherwise. Our students can pursue either a technology or policy track. This approach allows flexibility in creating a course of study crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries. The TTP graduate curriculum draws on a multitude of academic disciplines.
TTP is made up of more than 30 faculty and researchers and more than 50 graduate students. Many of our students are actively engaged in funded research at the M.S. and Ph.D. level, and fellowships are available each year for outstanding applicants.
The TTP degree gives students the tools and ability to pursue leadership roles in government, academia, NGOs and industry.
Admission to graduate studies requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Students are generally admitted for the fall quarter, but exceptional cases for off-cycle admission can be considered. The application deadlines for admissions are:
Priority Deadline: January 15. Applicants who submit their application to the graduate program by the Priority Deadline will receive priority review for admission. These applications will also receive the highest priority in consideration of funding opportunities. We strongly encourage applications for any form of financial aid by this date as well.
General Deadline: April 1. Applicants who apply by the General Deadline (but after the Priority Deadline) will have their files formally reviewed for admission by the graduate program but will not be reviewed on a priority basis.
Space Available Deadline: June 1. Applicants who apply by the Space Available Deadline (but after the General Deadline) are not guaranteed to have their application reviewed by the graduate program. Their application will be reviewed only if the graduate program determines that they have additional space available.
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OUR DEPARTMENT IN ORDER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED
If you have questions or need assistance, our Graduate Program Coordinator, Annemarie Schaaf, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 530-752-0247.
For general program questions and advice, contact contact Dr. Gil Tal, Professional Researcher, ITS-Davis and TTP recruiting and admissions leader, at email@example.com.