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Graduate Certificate

Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Transportation Systems and Planning


Transportation is a transdisciplinary field of study that broadly examines the movement of people and goods over space as well as the economic, public health, environmental and social impacts of those systems.

Local, regional and global transportation systems are vital to building community, the economy, and quality of life. Transportation designs, programs and policies impact the environment, energy, culture, equitable mobility between regions and groups, as well as quality of life. Critical transportation system issues and problems in the 21st century will require interdisciplinary teams to design innovative solutions. The overall goal of STSP Certificate is to establish a baseline of transportation system knowledge and to develop advanced critical thinking around interdisciplinary partnerships addressing problems in transportation and mobility.

The academic merit of the STSP Certificate is multifaceted. It includes the development of technical knowledge of transportation and mobility systems as well as research skills, academic writing, direct experience with transdisciplinary work and the development of a scholarly and practitioner-based student cohort around transportation research.
We envision three important outcomes of the study and application of sustainable transportation system. (1) Knowledge; wherein we employ original data gathering, analysis and modeling to gain fundamental insights regarding how humans make travel decisions and how transportation systems function, (2) Innovative Solutions; wherein we explore how combinations of policy, education, design and technology intersect to advance new or improved systems of mobility and access, and (3) Informed Decision-Making; wherein we provide transportation research results, education and outreach to inform the development of sustainable transportation policies.

There are two ways in to earn a Certificate of Graduate Study:

     1.Graduate students can earn a Certificate through a number of Master's and/or Doctoral degree programs at the University of Vermont.

     2.The Certificate can also be earned as a "stand-alone" certificate for qualified professionals who already have an appropriate Master's or Ph.D., or equivalent life experience.


Get more detailed information on the course requirements for the Certificate of Graduate Study.
Student applications are reviewed by the TRC Faculty Advisory Council.

To apply for Certificate of Graduate Study:

     [] New students also applying for entry to a UVM graduate degree program

     [] Current full-time UVM graduate students

     [] Professionals interested in the Certificate as a stand-alone credential



All the specific details regarding the UVM Certificate policies and procedures as determined by the Graduate College can be access by clicking here.

For more informaton please contact:

Glenn McRae, Ph.D.
Outreach Manager, Transportation Research Center
University of Vermont
802-656-1317
glenn.mcrae@uvm.edu