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Chair’s Message


Dr. Yi Qi, Chair of Transportation Studies Department

Welcome to the Department of Transportation Studies Department at Texas Southern University! Our education, research, training, and technology transfer programs are designed to prepare a cadre of leaders from diverse social, economic and academic backgrounds that contribute to solving the challenges of our global transportation environments. We are committed to preparing the next generation of transportation professionals sought by the public and private sectors.

Mentored by our dedicated faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students are pursuing interdisciplinary high education in all areas of Transportation, including aviation, maritime and different modes of land transportation. We provide an environment that enables students to develop their maximum potential and critical thinking skills. Extensive facilities are available for cutting edge research. Faculty members in the department serve as principal investigators for many research projects sponsored by various federal and local governments and have also received many major local, national and international awards. We provide varied research and internship opportunities to our students, which acquaints them with human knowledge and actual work experiences. Our department has a student-centered vision, which views student education, training, and preparation for today’s technologically-based society and the job market as a top priority.

I invite you to explore our website to become better acquainted with our department, our degree programs, our research activities, and our faculty.

Chair of Transportation Studies Department
Texas Southern University