The School of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University is recognized as one of the best public affairs schools in the nation according to US News & World Report. Our school is ranked 2nd in the US in the specialty of Urban Planning and Policy, and maintains strong standings in the specialties of Local Government Management, Nonprofit Management, and Public Management and Leadership. Learn more about us. »
The School of Urban Affairs offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in fields that guide and advance vibrant and sustainable communities, including urban studies, public administration, urban planning, environmental studies, nonprofit management, and organizational leadership. Our engaged learning approach — a powerful combination of instruction and real-world experiences, including internships and mentoring — ensures our students graduate fully prepared to thrive in meaningful careers.
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Streamlined Application Process and Courses that Fit Your Schedule
Application fees and standardized test score requirements are waived for spring 2022 applicants!
Our graduate programs are designed to accommodate part-time, mid-career students, as well as full-time students. Courses are offered primarily during the evenings. Full-time students can complete their graduate degree in two academic years.
Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships
The School of Urban Affairs offers graduate assistantship opportunities and over thirty dedicated scholarships for our students. Graduate assistantships are competitive, providing a stipend and potential tuition support to qualified students.
At the School of Urban Affairs, we connect our students and graduates not just with jobs, but careers with meaning. We provide a variety of career preparation resources including internships, mentoring, graduate assistantships, student employment, and experiential learning opportunities that connect you with careers at every turn. School of Urban Affairs graduates are purposeful and productive leaders of their communities and lead change in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. They come to the School of Urban Affairs to learn, grow, and understand how to innovate and shape solutions through public service, leadership, and change. Join more than 5,000 students who have learned to change the world at the School of Urban Affairs. Learn more about career connections at the School of Urban Affairs. »
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