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Levin College of Urban Affairs

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University is one of the top 10 urban affairs schools in the nation. U.S. News & World Report’s listing of "America’s Best Graduate Schools 2005" ranked it number two in the nation for its “city management/urban policy” graduate specialty. The College offers 13 degree programs that equip students with the technical and management skills needed to launch careers in fields such as public management, planning, public safety, historic preservation, environmental studies, economic development, and housing. Degree completion programs are available for community college transfer students with A.A., A.A.S., or A.A.B. degrees in human services, health sciences, paralegal studies, police science, emergency management, or fire science.

Public Safety Management Major

The Public Safety Management Major is designed to:

  • Provide management and communications skills needed for leadership roles in public safety organizations.
  • Allow for in-depth study of community safety needs and introduce analytical tools for addressing issues and problems.
  • Prepare students for future career challenges in public safety services.


Graduates of the public safety management program work in law enforcement, fire service, emergency management, and emergency preparedness at the local, state, and federal level. They seek positions with federal law enforcement agencies or with local or state probation and parole agencies.

A major in Public Safety Management is good preparation for law school or for graduate study in Public Administration.

For more information, visit CSU's Public Safety Management Department’s website for more information


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Translating theory into actions Strong communication skills
Reviewing / evaluating projects and ideas Budgeting
Attention to detail Interpersonal skills
Developing research designs Collecting and organizing data
Computer and statistical skills Motivating others
Effective presentation / public speaking skills  


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