Admission/Financial Aid

Applying for Admission

Applicants for the graduate program must have a baccalaureate degree in engineering or a closely related field from a college or university of recognized rank. The applicant is required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Tests and to submit results before the application will be approved. International applicants whose native language is not English must also submit completed TOEFL scores. Additional requirements are described in the GRADUATE RECORD. Application forms and further information may be obtained by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies.

To apply online click here.

When completing your application, please be sure to clearly state the program within CTS for which you are applying. You may do so by stating either “Transporation Systems Engineering and Management” or “Transportation Pavements” in the Research Interests section, and by clearly stating your interest in your personal statement.

Financial Aid

The strong, well-funded research program of CTS allows the Center to offer research assistantships to well-qualified applicants. The assistantships include a full tuition remission along with a competitive stipend. In addition, the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, located on the grounds of the University, supports students through a Graduate Assistantship Program, which provides the opportunity to work on transportation problems currently facing the State of Virginia. Eligible students are also encouraged to apply for fellowships awarded by the Federal Highway Administration and other appropriate sources. Links to financial aid resources are provided below:

University of Virginia

UVA Office of Financial Aid
UVA Graduate Record: Financial Aid
UVA Undergraduate Record: Financial Aid
SEAS Center for Diversity

US Government

Free Application for Federal Student Aid