Graduate study in Transportation Planning and Management at Texas Southern University focuses on developing an interdisciplinary program, which is designed to train outstanding students for successful careers in the field of transportation. Through a rigorous graduate program of instruction, students can develop analytical and problem-solving, design, planning and systems analysis as well as appropriate research skills for use in public and private transportation-related agencies and organizations.
Graduate students and their faculty advisors form research partnerships based on their particular interest and needs of transportation industry. Majors in transportation are provided with unique opportunities to work with transportation experts through the Innovative Transportation Research Institute (ITRI), Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR) and National Transportation Security Center of Excellence for Petro-Chemical Transportation (NTSCOE-P). These centers provide programs or training with specialized internships and research exposure through on-going applied and empirical research and demonstration activities.
(Master’s and Doctoral application deadlines may vary by program.)
Fall: July 15, Spring: November 15, Summer: May 1.
For admission to the Graduate School as a degree applicant, all of the following conditions must be met:
Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better; or 3.0 on last 60 hours
For international students, 2 copies sent directly to TSU from the institutions. Contact one credential evaluation agency to get transcripts evaluated and request to send the evaluation report to The Graduate School directly.
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Please request ETS to send TOEFL reports to TSU Graduate School directly.
For those who chose to apply online, 3 recommendation providers submitting reference letters on your behalf may send their letters to our admissions office electronically through online application system.
Application system: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=tsu
For international students, fill the Certification of Finances Form and included it in the application.
For those who need financial assistance, fill the application for Research Assistant (RA) scholarship and send it to the Department.
Your application will not be processed until the fee is received.
Transcripts, payment if not paying online, and test scores should be mailed to:
The Graduate School
Texas Southern University
TSU Box #1254
Houston, TX 77004
Additional documents can also be emailed to our graduate admissions email address at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to mail the application fee of $50 ($75 for international applicants), check or money order payable to Texas Southern University, to the address above. No applications will be processed without payment of the application fee.
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You can contact TSU Graduate School at:
E-mail: email@example.com, Phone: (713) 313-4410, Fax: (713) 313-1876.
Transportation Department at
E-mail: Rita.Didikiri@TSU.EDU, Phone: (713) 313-1841, Fax: (713) 313-1856.
For students electing thesis option, the culmination of the program is the successful completion and defense of a thesis, which is based upon independent research. The thesis must be prepared in a way that demonstrates rigorous, independent, empirical or applied research. This option will require that the final product of independent research is prepared in a way that demonstrates that the student has acquired a high level analytical ability. The research must exhibit substantive depth, logical organization, high level of creativity, and clarity of ideas. A faculty committee guides the studentís work and evaluates the thesis. Students choosing this track must enroll in the thesis class for a total of 6-9 hours, 3 of which can be substituted for by the internship class.
Students electing the non-thesis option are required to submit a final report on an investigation conducted while completing the internship or a project report assigned by the faculty advisor. Placements of internships will be sought with various public/private transportation agencies and firms. Students choosing this track must enroll in the 3-hour internship class.
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