Graduate students considering transportation studies at UCLA in one of the following programs will be considered full and partial scholarships:
Incoming Masters of Urban and Regional Planning students who wish to be considered for funding from UCLA ITS must mark “I wish to be considered for the Institute of Transportation Studies fellowship funding and grants available to incoming students” and answer a supplemental prompt during their application.
Masters of Public Policy students should indicate Transportation as their first probable area of concentration and express their transportation-related interests in their statement of purpose and other narratives.
PhD students in Urban Planning who plan to study transportation will be referred to UCLA ITS by the admissions committee or their prospective adviser and do not need to complete a supplemental section of the application.
Undergraduate students interested in transportation studies should consider the B.S. Civil Engineering and B.A. in Public Affairs, both of which include transportation coursework. Undergraduate students are not eligible for ITS financial assistance.
Monitor the Henry Samueli School of Engineering website for information on a possible MS in Civil Engineering with transportation concentration, which could launch for Fall 2022
UCLA ITS grants full and partial scholarships for top students who elect to pursue their master’s capstone projects with public sector clients or for projects that have a public benefit. UCLA ITS makes multi-year awards available to incoming Ph.D. students and offers a Dissertation Year Fellowship for UCLA students conducting transportation research for their dissertation.
Current students can access these programs on our Student Portal. Students must be logged into g.ucla.edu to view the portal and may need to use an incognito window to access this website.