12 months
29026 USD/year
26290 USD/year
15350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Urban Studies from Cleveland State University (CSU) offers advanced training in urban studies to recent graduates, in-service professional and others wishing to pursue or advance careers in fields such as economic development, environmental affairs, and community organization management. 

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Urban Studies from Cleveland State University (CSU)  prepares individuals to assume leadership roles in organizations, to analyze urban systems, and to develop creative and effective strategies for urban revitalization.

The objective of the M.S. in Urban Studies is to educate students concerning theoretical perspectives and applied research methods useful for effective problem definition and problem solving. These skills enhance organizational capacity in attempting to define and solve complex urban problems. Special emphasis is placed on economic development, organizational leadership, law and public policy, urban ecology, and policy analysis.


Levin College graduates are employed in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Many of our graduates pursue careers in:

  • Local, State, and Federal Government
  • Economic Development
  • Health Care Management
  • Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  • Housing, Community and Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Environmental Advocacy/Management
  • Public Safety Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Human Services and Resource Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Quantitative Reasoning 
  • Public Finance and Economics
  • Urban Spatial Structures
  • Evolution of Human Settlements
  • Exit Project, or Thesis, or  Planning Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic Students application deadline - Rolling


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application with a $40 non-refundable application fee. Application fees cannot be waived or deferred. 
    • Transcripts of academic work and degree certificates from each college/university attended. All school records should be submitted in the original language and should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
    • Proof of having met at least one of the English language proficiency requirements. CSU offers students the following choices to prove English language proficiency
    • Successful completion of CSU's IELP (Intensive English Language Program) Advanced Level, with a grade of 80% or better
    • Graduated from a secondary school or accredited college/university in the US or from one of the TOEFL exempted countries.
    • Official score report of the GRE, GMAT, or MAT if required by your department. The academic program has the option of requiring additional test requirements from applicants. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14513 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    26290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13145 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7675 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Cleveland

980 - 1620 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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