Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I become a graduate student in NIATT?
Before you can work with a NIATT researcher, you
must be enrolled as a graduate student at the University
of Idaho. The application can be printed or you can
apply on line.
2. What are the requirements for admission as a graduate
All the information you need concerning
admission is located on
graduate admissions website. The University of Idaho
has four requirements that future graduate students must
meet. Certain departments have requirements of their
own, details of which can be found on the same website.
3. Are the requirements different for international
International students must meet language and
academic requirements. The
graduate admissions website has all necessary
4. What are my chances to receive a graduate
Interested students must apply and be accepted for
admission before they can be considered for
assistantships. After you have been admitted as a
graduate student, you could contact one of the NIATT
researchers with an email indicating your interest in
their research area. A limited number of assistantships
are available each year for highly qualified students.
In most cases, international students must complete
successfully one semester of studies before they can
5. Could someone review my qualifications and tell me my
chances of receiving an assistantship?
We're sorry, but the only way to be considered for an
assistantship is to apply for and be accepted as a
6. Can I work on research if I'm only an undergraduate?
NIATT offers internships for undergraduates who would
like to gain experience doing real research and earn an
income while pursuing undergraduate degrees. To apply
for an internship, complete the application and bring it
to the NIATT office in EPB 115A.
7. Can I meet with a NIATT researcher and get a look at
the NIATT facilities?
Certainly! Someone would be glad to meet with you to
talk about your interest in transportation engineering.
Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of our
You can also take a virtual tour of our facilities.
8. Why should I get a Master's Degree?
It could mean money--and a whole lot more.
9. Are there really jobs in transportation engineering?