Today’s urban leaders must keep cities economically healthy, often in the face of declining populations, aging real estate, and a host of other challenges. The graduate certificate program in Urban Economic Development provides the skills and knowledge necessary to develop real-world strategies for overcoming these obstacles. The program is designed for working professionals who seek to expand their knowledge of urban economic development issues, as well as graduate students enrolled in urban planning, design, and development degree programs.
The Economic Development faculty and the certificate program work with the following collaborating research centers:
Degree-seeking graduate students who hold regular admission status may be admitted to a certificate program. Alternatively, the applicant must meet the graduate certificate admission requirements detailed in the admission section of the Graduate Catalog. With program permission, non-degree graduate students may take the courses noted below, but non-degree graduate students cannot earn a university graduate certificate.
Submit application materials to the
Graduate Admissions Office:
2121 Euclid Ave
Attn: Application Processing Center
Cleveland, OH 44115
To facilitate the admission process, it is strongly recommended that applicants use the online application system. The processing time for paper application forms is longer.
The certificate program consists of two required courses and two electives. All courses are four (4) credit hours.
A grade of B or better in UST 300 Economics of Policy Analysis or UST 603 Public Finance and Economics or their equivalent, is a prerequisite for the certificate program. The program coordinator for this certificate will make rulings about whether a course is equivalent to UST 300 or UST 603.
Two required courses:
Students choose two electives:
Certificate students must maintain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0.
Urban Economic Development certificate classes are taught by Cleveland State University faculty, researchers, instructors, and professionals working in the region.
For more information, contact:
College Admissions Recruiter