Education Programs

The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) partners offer a variety of educational resources at their universities. Each of these resources helps students gain the degrees they need to become qualified for positions in the transportation industry and its supporting professions. Many programs also help current professionals gain the education necessary for advancement.

Howard University

Degree programs at Howard are rooted in transportation economics, public administration, transportation planning, transportation engineering, design of modal infrastructure, and project and construction management, producing graduates qualified for employment in government and the transportation industry. Experiential learning is incorporated in several of the academic courses, and realistic transportation problems are solved as part of the curriculum.

Penn State

Penn State offer BS, MS, and PhD degrees in civil and mechanical engineering through the College of Engineering, plus a doctoral degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems through the Smeal College of Business. Penn State also offers a certificate in advanced vehicle technologies through the Graduate Automotive Technology Education Center. This certificate contributes to a workforce of highly trained automotive engineers who learn energy storage technologies for clean, ultra-fuel-efficient vehicles, including public transportation vehicles.

Rutgers University

Rutgers University has several programs, both graduate and undergraduate, in urban planning and engineering. Many of the courses are taught through the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

San Jose State University

The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University offers a Masters’ Degree and three graduate certificates in transportation management. These accredited courses are given through the Lucas Graduate School of Business. The Davidson College of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in urban planning and in civil engineering.

University of Detroit Mercy

UDM offers the Advanced Electric Vehicle Graduate Certificate Program, contributing the broad infusion of key knowledge areas related to electric vehicles (batteries, “e-drive,” power electronics, etc.). In less than two years, over 225 engineers have started this program.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV’s program offers BS, MSE, and PhD degrees in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. The BS degree has electives in transportation engineering, while the MSE and PhD degrees have a transportation concentration. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers a course on electronics for transportation engineering. The Department of Economics offers a series of courses on econometric models, which are useful for modeling in transportation problems such as travel demand, safety, and maintenance. The School of Architecture at UNLV provides transit-relevant courses, such as land use planning and regional planning.

University of Toledo

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a range of opportunities for advanced study in areas related to societal infrastructure and safety. Programs of study and research at the MS and PhD levels include transportation engineering and environmental engineering for those who are interested in public transportation systems.