Welcome to the Levin College of Urban Affairs

Levin at a Glance

Levin At A Glance

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Nationally Ranked

The Maxine Goodman Levin College 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. Levin is ranked 3rd in the US in the specialty of Urban Planning and Policy, 7th in the specialty of Local Government Management, and maintains a strong standing in the specialty of Nonprofit ManagementLearn more about us. »

Academic Programs

The Levin College 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. Levin's 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 fall 2022 applicants! 

Levin’s 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 Levin College offers graduate assistantship opportunities and over thirty dedicated scholarships for Levin students. Graduate assistantships are competitive, providing a stipend and potential tuition support to qualified students.

Career Connections

At Levin, 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. Levin graduates are purposeful and productive leaders of their communities and lead change in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. They come to Levin 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 Levin. Learn more about career connections at Levin. »

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