About Us

Message from the Dean

Nigamanth SridharWelcome to the College of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University! As Dean of the College, I am pleased to welcome you to the web home of the College of Graduate Studies. On these pages, you will find descriptions of the rich offering of graduate programs that Cleveland State has to offer. As a university, we pride ourselves in providing an enriching and engaged educational experience; I am sure that as you explore our Graduate Catalog, you will see demonstrated evidence of such engagement.

The College of Graduate Studies is the administrative home of all the graduate programs at CSU. As such, the college is responsible for defining and maintaining the rules and regulations that govern all graduate programs. Please take some time to peruse our pages on Academic Regulations to familiarize yourself with these rules and regulations, and to find relevant forms that students may need. The College of Graduate Studies also works closely with academic colleges and programs to provide sources of funding to support students during graduate study in the form of Graduate and Teaching Assistantships.

Graduate students serve as the engine of scholarship and research at the university. Our college supports graduate students with help on completing their theses and dissertations and ensuring that such research is archived and presented to the world in an accessible manner. The scholarly output of our students is incredible; see a few samples of some stellar work by our graduate students. Of course, our students are fortunate to be working with our diverse graduate faculty. Our Graduate Student Resource Center provides a variety of services and resources to graduate students on campus.

I am fortunate to work alongside an incredible staff who work tirelessly to ensure that our students are able to navigate their graduate programs and successfully achieve their goals.

Best Wishes for a productive and successful academic year!

Sincerely,
Nigamanth Sridhar, Dean