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Graduate Catalog 2022 - 2023 
Graduate Catalog 2022 - 2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Local Urban Management, Graduate Certificate

The certificate program is offered by the faculty of the School of Urban Affairs. Its curriculum reflects the priorities of practicing local urban managers. The program draws upon the experience and knowledge of professionals associated with the public service centers of the College of Education and Public Affairs and local government leaders affiliated with the Northeast Ohio City Management Association.


The certificate program helps practitioners address the challenges and opportunities facing cities, including budget cutbacks and equity planning. The program also assists experienced managers in business and nonprofit sectors to transition into local government positions.

Admission Information

Degree-seeking graduate students who hold Regular status will be considered for admission to the certificate program. Applicants must have a career commitment to local/urban management.

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

Upon admission, all students must meet with a Graduate Program Advisor to prepare a program of study.

Credits earned for the certificate may apply toward a graduate degree, if approved by the student’s graduate program director and in keeping with policies of the College of Graduate Studies.

Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/graduate-admissions/how-apply

For further information, contact:
Office of Student and Enrollment Services
School of Urban Affairs
Urban Affairs Building, Suite 205
Phone: (216) 687-3884

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program consists of four courses. Two courses are required; two are electives. Certificate students must maintain a minimum graduate grade-point average of 3.0 to remain in the program.