MS Degree in Transportation

Research assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available through the Institute for Transportation (InTrans), the Transportation Scholars program, and research directed by individual faculty. The number of appointments varies from year to year. Most decisions regarding appointments for the following academic year are made by March 15 of each year.

The Institute for Transportation is closely affiliated with the Iowa Department of Transportation (also located in Ames) and many other tranportation agencies and companies and generally provides students the opportunity to work on practical research issues.

Student Nicole Oneyear, professor Shauna Hallmark, and FHWA research administrator Peter Appel discuss Oneyear's research
MS Trans student Nicole Oneyear, professor Shauna Hallmark, and FHWA research administrator Peter Appel discuss Oneyear's research during Appel's visit to InTrans.

Other assistance

  • Several InTrans research assistants have also received Eisenhower Fellowships.
  • See Iowa State University's Office of Student Financial Aid website for information about other financial aid opportunities.