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Transportation & Urban Systems

Admission Requirements

The Transportation and Urban Systems master's program is open to qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. To be admitted with full standing, the applicant must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized learning with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or equivalent to attain full standing.
  2. Have adequate preparation in one or more of the disciplines comprising Transportation and Logistics and must have professional experience or interests in community practice.
  3. Have shown the potential to undertake advanced study as evidenced by prior academic performance and have a stated interest in transportation and the capability to conduct transportation research.
  4. Submission of official transcripts. 
  5. Submit a two-page resume.
  6. Submit a one-page "Letter of Intent" outlying your reasons for pursuing the Master of Transportation and Urban Systems.
  7. Submit three-letters of recommendation (NA for Certificate Option).
  8. Submit applications directly to the NDSU Graduate School via the on-line application process.
  9. International applicants whose first language is not English and who do not possess an U.S. bachelor's degree or higher are subject to additional requirements when they apply for admission to the Master of Managerial Logistics program. They must meet the minimum requirements on measures of general English language proficiency. The accepted measures of language proficiency are the TOEFL ibT 71 and  IELTS 6.
  10. All applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score at the time of the application. If a student has a recent GMAT score it may be substituted for the GRE (NA for Certificate Option).

Students who do not meet all requirements for admission or have deficiencies in prerequisite course work, but show satisfactory potential for graduate study, may be admitted conditionally. The conditional status may be changed to full graduate standing after the first or second semester of study, based on the student's academic performance.

Students will be accepted from many disciplinary backgrounds, including (but not limited to): architecture, business, civil engineering, environmental engineering or science, geography, government, political science, sociology, and urban affairs. However, acceptance is on an individualized basis.

Applications for admission should be submitted directly to The Graduate School before May 1 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester.

Apply for Admission

To apply for admission, please visit the NDSU Graduate School website. Once on the Graduate School page, click the "Apply Online" link and follow the page instructions to apply.


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Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 1:20:13 PM