I'm seriously considering applying to several graduate schools in Urban Planning for the fall of 2006. This is something I've been wanting to do ever since I got my undergrad 10 years ago. I want to go to a school with a strong transportation concentration. I understand that UC Berkeley has an excellent Transportation Planning concentration. I am also aware that Berkeley is very competitive. Other schools I'm considering are NYU & Hunter College. Ideally I'd like to keep my present job while I go to school, so schools offering part time programs are a plus. As far as my present employment is concerned I have a fair amount of geographic flexibilty. Canadian schools, are unfortunately not a realistic option. The U of M at Ann Arbor works best for me as far as maintaining my present job. The University of Minnesota also works well. I am not looking seriously at those 2 schools, because I feel that in order to get a good education in Urban Transportion Planning I need to be in a large city with a well developed mass transit network. I have a few transfer credits from Boston University Metropolitan College, but their program had very limited offerings in transportation and left me uninspired. Any suggestions would be helpful.