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Graduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 
Graduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Economic Development, Graduate Certificate

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Larry Ledebur, Certificate Program Coordinator


The program is designed for individuals seeking pre-professional or professional education in economic development, economic development finance, and workforce and technology development. Elected public officials, appointees, and professional staff who seek to understand economic development and oversee and implement economic development programs also will find the program beneficial, as will community development corporation staff administering economic development and workforce development programs. The program also is appropriate for current Cleveland State graduate students seeking certification in economic development, economic development finance, or workforce development education and training.

Admission Information

Degree-seeking graduate students who hold Regular status will be considered for admission to the certificate program.

Students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Cleveland State must file, prior to graduation, a letter stating their intent to complete the requirements of the certificate in Urban Economic Development. The letter, addressed to the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Graduate Program Advisor, must specify the anticipated date of completion for each course taken to fulfill certificate requirements.

Applicants who are not enrolled in a graduate degree program at Cleveland State must apply for graduate certificate admission. Certificate admission requirements  are detailed in the Admission section of this Catalog. In addition to meeting these requirements, applicants must submit a statement outlining their career goals, experience in economic development, educational goals, and a current resume.

With program approval, non-degree graduate students can enroll in the courses noted below, but non-degree graduate students cannot earn a University graduate certificate. Credits earned for the certificate may apply toward a graduate degree, as approved by the student’s graduate program director and in keeping with policies of the College of Graduate Studies.

Submit application materials to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/gradcollege/admissions/apply.html

For further information, contact:
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Office of Student Services
Urban Affairs Building 205
Phone: (216) 687-3884
Fax: (216) 687-5398


  • 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.


  • UST 300, Economics of Policy Analysis OR



Additional prerequisites may apply for elective courses in the program.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program consists of four courses, including two required courses and two electives for a total of 16 credits. All courses are four credits.

Required Courses

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