For graduate students interested in studying transportation, Iowa State University offers the following graduate programs:
- Brief admission requirements for the programs listed above.
- Detailed requirements for the interdisciplinary master's degree in transportation
- Detailed requirements for the master's and doctoral degrees in civil engineering
Apply to Iowa State University
To apply to any of the graduate programs above, see ISU's Graduate College application web page where you may apply online, download a form, or request that a form be sent to you.
Funding graduate study
InTrans also sponsors the Transportation Scholars program (see below). For information about other financial aid opportunities, see Iowa State University's Office of Student Financial Aid web site.
Transportation Scholars program
As a Transportation Scholar, you will be eligible to participate in events sponsored by the Transportation Scholars program such as conferences, seminars, and travel to regional and national conferences. The Transportation Scholars program is recognized by employers as providing valuable training for future transportation professionals, and being designated as a Transportation Scholar will enhance your employment opportunities. It requires students to work on research projects, take a semester seminar course, and participate in InTrans-sponsored student activities. Read more about the requirements for participation.
See the Iowa State University course catalog for some of the transportation-related courses offered at university. Several InTrans staff members are also faculty in Iowa State University's Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and Department of Community and Regional Planning.
Transportation Student Association
Transportation students might be interested in the Transportation Student Association, created to promote the advancement of transportation through association with academia, industry, and fellow students. The organization introduces students to transportation topics through TSA sponsored mediums, nurtures the development of professional spirit, and encourages fellowship among association members.
Students who work at InTrans
Students work at InTrans as undergraduate and graduate research assistants for a wide variety of projects.
- Some important policies and procedures (204k *pdf) for InTrans research assistants
- InTrans Student Handbook (131k *pdf), a guide to employment with InTrans
Selected student resources
- Resources for online literature searches
- Scientific approaches to transportation research
- Overview of what research is (*pdf) (courtesy of ISU's Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)
- Designing research (*pdf) (courtesy of D. Jiles, M. Huba)
- Tips on how to conduct research (*pdf)
- How to search the World Wide Web
- How to cite resources from the Internet
- Research Proposal Guidelines (*pdf) (courtesy of Paul Anderson and Mary Huba, ISU College of Design)
- Research proposal guidance and defending your proposal (*pdf) (from Global Vision UK)
- More Research proposal guidance (*pdf) (from the University of Utah)
Presenting your work
- Oral presentations (*pdf) (courtesy of ISU's Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)
- Weekly oral reports (*pdf) (courtesy of D. Jiles, M. Huba)
- Written monthly reports (*pdf) (courtesy of D. Jiles, M. Huba)
- Final written reports (*pdf) (courtesy of D. Jiles, M. Huba)
- Effective written communication (*pdf) (courtesy of ISU's Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)
Working with others
- Teamwork (*pdf) (courtesy of D. Jiles, M. Huba)
- Interpersonal communication (*pdf) (courtesy of ISU's Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)