May 28, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 
Graduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

A Message from President Ronald Berkman

Whether your journey through graduate school is just beginning or you’re already on your way, congratulations on choosing to advance your studies at Cleveland State University.

At CSU, where we’re proud of our outstanding record of excellence in dozens of graduate degree, certificate and licensure programs, you’ll be among a community of scholars who share your drive to learn and to succeed.

In fact, the success of our students is CSU’s highest priority - and the key to their success is Engaged Learning. This powerful combination of higher education and real-world experience connects our students with unparalleled opportunities in technology, manufacturing, health care, finance, education, the arts and many other industries throughout Cleveland and beyond.

More than a dozen CSU graduate programs are featured in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. We’re extremely proud to have the offerings of our Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, College of Sciences and Health Professions, College of Education and Human Services, School of Nursing and School of Social Work counted among the finest in the United States.

CSU ranks No. 1 in the nation for increases in research expenditures, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is great news for our graduate students, who are actively involved in advanced research in gene regulation, human motion and control, urban planning and many other fields, working in partnership with our renowned faculty as well as with partners spanning the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Given these exceptional differentiators, perhaps it comes as no surprise that CSU is among the Top 3 public universities in Ohio whose graduates enjoy the greatest mid-career earnings boost, according to the Brookings Institution.

At CSU, you’ll be part of a dynamic community in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Our campus has been reinvigorated by a $500 million makeover, and the city itself is a classroom, ready to enhance and to enrich your education.

On the pages that follow, you’ll find brief descriptions of our graduate and professional programs. The Graduate Dean and the College of Graduate Studies faculty and staff are prepared to explore with you the best possible fit between your personal goals and our graduate programs.

Best wishes for success in your graduate studies, and I trust you’ll find your experience at Cleveland State University to be intellectually stimulating as well as professionally rewarding.


Ronald M. Berkman