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Graduate Study Opportunity in Transportation at Texas Southern University


The Department of Transportation Studies (DTS) at Texas Southern University (TSU), Houston, Texas, is recruiting graduate students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Transportation.  Full sponsorship in the form of Research Assistant (RA) will be provided to qualified applicants.

TSU is a state-supported higher educational institution providing comprehensive academic and research programs. The graduate program in the DTS provides study areas in transportation technologies, traffic operations, transportation planning, transportation systems analysis, transportation management, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and transportation logistics.   TSU is a member of the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC), a federal funded national university transportation centers program through U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  TSU is also a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence designated by the U.S. Congress through Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   The transportation research programs at TSU are provided through two specialized research units, Innovative Transportation Research Institute (ITRI) and Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR), which are also supported by the top of the line lab facilities, including full-motion driving simulator, mobile traffic van, real-time traffic monitoring system, and portable emission measurement system. Students in pursuing the graduate program have the opportunity to associate with the first class researchers and scholars, and be involved in the most advanced transportation research activities and technologies.

Students who are interested in the graduate study in transportation at Texas Southern University are preferred to have a strong background and/or great interest in computers and statistics, and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in technical writing and communication skills.  A background in Transportation is not required.  The past and current students in the DTS have come to the program with backgrounds in civil engineering, transportation engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, business, etc. The essential oral and writing English skills may be tested by interviews. 

Those who are interested should send an e-mail to Dr. Lei Yu at yu_lx@tsu.edu (Tel: 713-313-7007). Information on the programs in the Department of Transportation Studies is provided at http://transportation.tsu.edu/. Information on Texas Southern University can be accessed at


Department of Transportation Studies
TB 125, College of Science & Technology, Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004-9986 USA
Phone (713) 313-1841 or (713) 313-6809 
 Fax (713) 313-1856  

Dr. Yi Qi, Interim Chair
Ms. Paula Eakins, Administrative Assistant


Last updated: 04/20/12 US Central Time

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