Graduate Admissions

Dean's Welcome to International Graduate Students

Dean of Graduate Studies Welcome to Cleveland State University (CSU), an ideal choice for international students!  Outstanding graduate students from around the globe are coming to CSU to experience small classes, renowned professors, more than 200 accredited academic programs and unparalleled real-world engaged learning opportunities outside the classroom.  Whatever your interest, our partnerships with the Cleveland Clinic, USA National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), Parker Hannifin, General Electric and many other Cleveland-based companies, organizations, and non-profits make it possible for you to get hands-on experience in your chosen field.

Located in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, midway between Chicago and New York City, CSU offers an affordable and exceptional educational journey.  Living in Cleveland means experiencing a vibrant arts scene, one of the top orchestras in the world, museums, independent film, famous restaurants, a thriving theatre district, and more.  Cleveland offers something for everyone from scenic park systems, a large freshwater lake, and outdoor recreation to the excitement of professional sports teams.

Most importantly, CSU and Cleveland are home to a diverse, international community.  Each year about 1,600 international students from over 80 countries are enrolled at CSU.  Our Center for International Services & Programs (CISP) provides support and guidance to international students and stands ready to meet your varied needs.  Our professors also hail from around the world and work with CISP to create an unparalleled learning environment for our international students. 

Beyond campus, Cleveland is home to dozens of vibrant ethnic and immigrant communities from every corner of the world, which are eager to engage with you and share their culture.  

As Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, let me be the first to welcome you to our international family at CSU and the great American city of Cleveland!


Donna E. Schultheiss, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Cleveland State University