Graduate Programs

Earn a graduate degree that favorably impacts cities, businesses, communities, and you. Our Levin College graduates run cities, work for local, state, and federal government, manage community organizations, work in historic preservation, conduct urban research, and contribute to the economic development of urban regions.

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University is ranked #2 in the nation by US News and World Report for our graduate specialty in "City Management/Urban Policy."

Cleveland State's graduate programs accommodate part-time and full-time students with required and elective classes offered primarily on evenings and weekends.

The Levin College offers Masters Programs, J.D./M.A. Dual Degree Programs, and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs.

Interested in our Graduate Programs? Fill out an interest page.

Masters Programs

Master of Public Administration

Specializations in:
  • Public Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • City Management
  • Public Safety and Justice Management
  • Economic Development
  • Health Care Administration
Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development (MUPDD)

Concentrations in:
  • Housing and Neighborhood Development
  • Economic Development
  • Real Estate Development and Finance
  • Urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Historic Preservation

Master of Science in Urban Studies

Concentrations in:
  • Community and Neighborhood Development
  • Economic Development
  • Public Finance
  • Urban Real Estate Development
  • Urban and Public Policy
Master of Arts in Environmental Studies

Concentrations in
  • Policy and Administration
  • Environmental Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Environmental Nonprofit Management
Master of Nonprofit Administration and Leadership

Cooperative Degrees with Chung-Ang University

J.D./M.A. Dual Degree Programs

The combined curriculum leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and one of three Masters programs is designed to permit the full-time student to complete both degrees over a maximum of four years instead of the five years that would normally be required to complete the two degrees separately. J.D./M.A. degrees are offered in the following fields:

Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs

The doctoral program in Urban Studies and Public Affairs integrates urban-related knowledge from a number of academic disciplines. Through disciplinary integration, doctoral students analyze, design, test, and evaluate strategies for urban policy making and management within the public and private sectors. The program is offered jointly by Cleveland State University and the University of Akron.


Contact Information
Prospective students please contact:
Lindsey Hobson, Levin College Admission Recruiter
Telephone: (216) 687-4506 / E-mail: urbanprograms@csuohio.edu

Current students please contact:
Dave Arrighi, Levin College Graduate Advisor
Telephone: (216) 523-7522 / E-mail: d.arrighi@csuohio.edu