PhD and MS in Transportation Science

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) has evolved a unique interdisciplinary program in Transportation Science, making UCI the natural selection for graduate studies at the frontiers of the field. While most transportation programs focus on a single discipline, UCI's program, which leads to the M.S. or Ph.D., is administered by faculty from the Departments of Economics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Urban & Regional Planning, as well as from the Department of Information and Computer Science and the Graduate School of Management.

The MS and PhD programs in Transportation Science are not accepting applications for new students for 2020-21. Students interested in graduate study in transportation are encourage to consider the other graduate programs at UC Irvine:

PhD and MS (Transportation Systems Engineering) in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Among leading centers for transportation research, the UCI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a graduate program which is distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary urban transportation issues, and by its unique relationship with the UC Irvine Institute of Transportation Studies.Our program focuses on the planning, design, operation, and management of modern transportation and logistics systems.Emphasis is on the development of fundamental skills and knowledge in engineering, systems analysis, modeling, and planning, combined with advanced computational techniques, to address transportation problems affecting urban travel and goods movement.

PhD in Economics (Concentration in Transportation Economics)

The program of study and research in Transportation Economics leads to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Economics with a Concentration in Transportation Economics. This program is an option within the regular Ph.D. program offered by the Department of Economics, allowing students to substitute some additional transportation-related courses for a portion of their requirements in advanced micro- and macro-economic theory. Students also take advantage of Irvine's unusually large and strong concentration of faculty in transportation economics within the economics department.