Transportation Technology and Policy PhD

University of California, Davis

Date Posted: June 10, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Transportation
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Doctoral Degree


The Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the U.S., and the world. In addition to coursework and research, students interact with researchers and leaders from industry, government, public interest groups, and academia through seminars, internships, and visiting lectures. Our interdisciplinary approach transcends the boundaries of traditional engineering-based studies to include social and behavioral sciences, ecology, and management. Students gain advanced knowledge of civil, mechanical and environmental engineering; economics; policy studies; statistics; travel behavior; management; technology assessment; and environmental studies. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional administration, research, and teaching in transportation technology or planning, policy and management.