Cleveland State University

Embracing the transformative vision of President Berkman, Cleveland State University has embarked on a mission to enrich the ties between CSU and Cleveland’s key institutions. Our commitment to Engaged Learning compels us to play a vital role as an anchor institution of higher education in a great city.



The University's origins can be traced to 1870, when the Cleveland Young Men's Christian Association launched an educational program offering free night classes in German and French. Four day schools opened in the early 1900s, which eventually led to the establishment of the Cleveland School of Technology.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)


Student services

CSU Student Center:

  • Centerpiece of CSU’s $500 million campus makeover; Euclid Avenue between East 21st and 22nd streets
  • One of the final design projects by the late Charles Gwathmey, award-winning New York architect
  • Three-story building; predominately glass exterior; multi-level atrium; central public forum
  • Scrolling LED message boards; wireless interconnectivity; Internet access; digital displays; cable flat screen televisions
  • Home to all student organizations and activities
  • 6,000-square-foot ballroom – largest single assembly space on campus
  • CSU bookstore
  • Computer lounge; two indoor fireplaces; multiple patios
  • Designed to achieve LEED certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Housing services

Whether living on campus, near campus or commuting from a distance each day, Cleveland State students have a chance to experience unique engaged living and learning opportunities that can only be found at an urban university. CSU sits in the heart of downtown Cleveland, easily accessible by foot, automobile or public transportation.

  • Commute from Home
  • Lease a University-Approved Apartment
  • Lease an Off-Campus Apartment

Library services

The C|M|LAW Library's superior research facility offers students access to electronic research services, a 50-seat computer lab, group study rooms, a research instruction room and a study center dedicated to Ohio legal materials, 200 carrels with built-in power and wireless access for laptop computers.

ICT services

From the CampusNet, as a student you can add and drop classes, view and print your schedule, manage your account, request transcripts, forward your campus email, view grades, and more. As an instructor you can view your class rosters, process grade rosters, view your schedule, and view student information.

Medical services

In support of your success, the Department of Residence Life encourages you to take full responsibility for your health and understands access to health insurance is necessary to be able to do so. Therefore, each student living in a residence hall is required to provide proof of health insurance coverage prior to moving in.

Student Life

Campus life

Cleveland State is a great metropolitan university located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Only minutes away from a wealth of cultural institutions, professional sports teams and eclectic neighborhoods hosting special events ranging from arts-and-crafts fairs to food festivals, Cleveland State offers the opportunity to live, study, work and play in a vibrant downtown setting.

The Department of Student Life strives to provide a variety of quality services and programs to enhance the university experience and complements CSU's academic mission. A highly trained staff of professionals is available to support students from their first day on campus to the completion of their academic goals.

Student clubs

We are dedicated to providing services, programs, and resources to the CSU Fraternity & Sorority Community, and to ensuring that each individual and organization is continually improving while maintaining the standards set forth by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and their respective organizations.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States