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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.

The Urban Services Administration Major is designed to:

  • Provide management and communications skills needed for leadership roles in complex organizations with a human services mission.
  • Allow for in-depth study of community needs and introduce analytical tools for addressing issues and problems.
  • Prepare students for future career challenges in urban services administration.


Graduates of the Urban Services Administration program are employed in children and family services agencies, in nonprofit organizations, and in other agencies with a human services mission. A major in Urban Services Administration is good preparation for law school or for graduate study in Public Administration, Social Work or Community Agency Counseling.

Career Services assistance is available at the college through job postings, government and post-graduate internship opportunities, and a mentoring program. The Cleveland State Career Services Office offers career counseling and resume review on site. The required urban services administration internship gives students practical experience in settings designed to complement their degree program.

Visit CSU's Urban Services department's website for more information


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  • Planner
  • Community Planner
  • Transportation Analyst
  • Site Planning Manager
  • Landscaping Architect
  • Construction Improvement Specialist
  • Facilities Improvement Specialist
  • Programs Manager
  • Residential Counselors
  • Research Associate

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Computer applications Logical thinking
Problem solving Group process
Community involvement Oral and written communications
Policy analysis Data retrieval
Systemizing skills Organization skills
Critical thinking Numerical computation
Computer literacy Efficient
Team skills Advanced quantitative skills


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