|GRAD PROGRAMS:||Thank you for your interest in graduate study in transportation at UCI. Information on all four of UCI's graduate programs in transportation is available on-line (including an on-line application) at http://www.its.uci.edu/ (look under "grad study").|
|INQUIRIES:||Each program has different faculty advisors and different administrative
support staff. Please review the four programs and select the one that best
fits your background and interests. Although you may re-direct your application
to another program prior to a final admission decision, you will increase your
chances for admission and support by selecting the most appropriate program
from the start.
Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) -- MS and PhD Programs
Transportation Science Interdisciplinary Program (TranSci) -- PhD Program
Transportation Economics (PhD) -- Please go to: Program Web Site
Transportation Planning (MURP and PhD) -- Please go to: Program Web Site
Dual Master Degree Program in Transportation -- Please go to: Program Web Site
|APPLICATIONS:||The only way of becoming a graduate student is by applying. An application fee is due prior to the application being reviewed. You should address all questions regarding the application process to the program's Graduate Administrator (not the Graduate Advisor). Only when your application is complete -- application form, at least three reference letters, all transcripts, a statement of interest, and any supplemental material that you would like to have in your file (e.g., puplished papers) -- will program faculty have access to your file.|
|ADMISSIONS:||We are as anxious to work with qualified students as they are anxious
to begin graduate study. Unfortunately, there are more qualified
applicants than space and support available, thus, the process is
very competitive. We seek the very best students in our areas of
interest is the same manner that you seek the very best programs in
your areas of interest. It is therefore critical that you provide a
complete and honest assessment of your qualifications and of your
research and educational objectives. Our qualifications and objectives
are documented on our program and personal web sites as well as in the
published research literature.
Note: Please do not contact the program or individual faculty with requests for assessments of admission probability or funding support. Admissions are determined by committee after review of all formal applicants in the Winter. Only then can and will any admission or funding decisions be made.
|FUNDING:||We seek to admit and fund the very best students available. Our applicant pool is typically large and very qualified. Available financial support, however, does have limits and is often restricted to specific research areas. Unfortunately, we can make no pre-assessment of either admission or funding decisions, regardless of individual qualifications.|
|ADVICE:||If you're really interested in our programs, then do your homework. Discover all that you can regarding our programs, our faculty, and our research. Convince us that you are passionate about your area of research. Convince us that your interests match ours. You should convince yourself first. Are you ready, willing, and able to work for 50-60 hours per week for several years? Successfully completing your Ph.D. requires an enormous amount of self-motivation. When you have narrowed your search and completed the application process, it is then (and only then) appropriate to contact one or two individual faculty in your programs of interest to see if your particular interests and skills match theirs. At this point, you should have a solid grasp of prior and current work in your field and your ability to communicate your interests should be well-honed. After reading all of this material and completing the necessary steps, if you feel that you and your program of interest could mutually benefit, then please contact the Graduate Advisor or an individual faculty member and mention "RIBMF" in the subject line.|
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"Another working day has ended, only the rush hour hell to face,
packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes, contestants in a suicidal race"