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CSU Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

Urban policy degree ranked 4th in the U.S.

Grad StudentThe latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report highlight the continued elevation of Cleveland State University as a nationally recognized urban, public research university, while also showcasing the innovative educational programming being developed all over campus. The 2019 edition of the US News Best Graduate Schools guide features over a dozen CSU programs in a wide variety of disciplines from law and public affairs to physical therapy and nursing.

Among the highlights, CSU’s master’s degree program in urban policy, offered by the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, was ranked fourth in the nation, one of the highest rankings received by any university in the state of Ohio. The College’s graduate degree in local government management was also ranked 13th, while the Levin College was tied for 59th overall among U.S. graduate schools of public affairs.

“The Levin College is extremely honored to once again be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best public affairs colleges in the nation,” says Dean Roland Anglin. “This recognition further illustrates the tremendous efforts of our faculty and staff to create a valuable, real-world learning environment for our students, while also providing significant research support and expertise to the communities we serve.”

In addition, CSU’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law rose 14 places marking the fourth highest increase among the nation’s 194 full time ABA accredited law schools. C|M|LAW ranked 113th overall and fourth in the state of Ohio. The school’s longstanding part-time law program ranked first in the state, tied with the University of Toledo College of Law.

“While the rankings don’t tell the whole story, they measure factors that affirm C|M|LAW’s innovative curricular changes and student-centered initiatives are leading us in the right direction,” said Lee Fisher, dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law.

Multiple graduate programs in CSU’s College of Sciences and Health Professions were also featured in the graduate rankings. These include occupational therapy, ranked 58th nationally, as well as the physician’s assistant program, physical therapy and speech language pathology. In addition, the College of Education and Human Services, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work were all listed among the best graduate schools in their respective fields.

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