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Transportation Certificate

Program Overview

21st-century transportation problems have become increasingly complex and interdisciplinary in nature, requiring skills, knowledge, and expertise that transcend traditional professional boundaries. The Graduate Certificate in Transportation Planning (CTP), offered through a collaborative partnership between the Colleges of Architecture and Engineering, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and the Bush School of Public Policy, seeks to provide students with the education and training needed to address these professional challenges. The CTP is a 15-credit hour program that provides students with the substantive base of knowledge needed to be broadly successful in the transportation profession, as well as specialized instruction in four critical areas of professional need: Multimodal Systems Planning, Transportation and Urban Design, Transportation and Public Policy, and Transit Management.

The Certificate Program in Transportation welcomes students with diverse educational backgrounds and is open to any graduate student at Texas A&M with an interest in transportation.

More Information

If you have any questions, contact Wei Li, the certificate coordinator, at

The following links provide more detailed information on the Graduate Certificate Program in Transportation Planning:




1. Complete credit hours  

A minimum of 15 credit hours of course work from the list of approved courses, including at least 3 credit hours of a collaborative studio. At least one course must be from outside the student's major discipline.

2. Complete graduate-level requirement

The student completes a professional study, thesis, or dissertation with a sustainable urbanism focus approved by the student's committee chair. The credit hours taken in support of the professional study, thesis, or dissertation are in addition to those courses completed for the certificate. At least one member of the student's graduate committee must be a CHUD Faculty Fellow. 

3. Apply and declare

Complete the application and declare your intent to earn the certificate at the time your degree plan is filed.