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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cleveland State University Graduate Programs Among Best in the Nation

More than 20 Cleveland State University graduate programs are featured in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad Schools, released this week. The rankings highlight top programs to help prospective graduate students make informed choices about which school to attend.

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs is again No. 2 in the nation for the specialty of City Management and Urban Policy and No. 12 for the specialty of Nonprofit Management. The Levin College is ranked No. 42 overall for Public Affairs.

“Our rankings underscore the commitment of our faculty and the Urban Research Centers to engaging with Cleveland, Northeast Ohio and the state to solve real-world problems,” said Edward (Ned) Hill, dean of the Levin College. “It is part of our commitment to change America’s cities one graduate at a time. I am very pleased that our focus on City Management and Urban Policy is among the finest in the nation.”

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at CSU ranks No. 115 among law schools, up four places from last year’s ranking. Over the past two years, Cleveland-Marshall has risen an impressive 20 points in the rankings, even as law schools across the country face unprecedented challenges.

Cleveland-Marshall is No. 56 for part-time law students.

“We see ourselves as Northeast Ohio’s premier legal education institution,” said Cleveland-Marshall Dean Craig M. Boise. “With our emphasis on innovative curricular and classroom methods, and unique programming like our new Master of Legal Studies program and our Health Law Compliance Certification, Cleveland-Marshall continues to offer outstanding legal education options at a great value.”

Mobile Accelerated MBA

The Mobile Accelerated MBA (AMBA) at CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business is ranked No. 51 among the best online graduate business programs. CSU’s AMBA is the top online MBA program in Ohio accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

“This is an amazing achievement for us, especially considering that our program was launched only two years ago,” said Elad Granot, assistant dean of MBA programs at CSU. “Moving forward, we aim to provide even more value to our students and alumni as we seek to increase our ranking.”

School of Health Sciences

Some of the graduate programs offered by CSU’s School of Health Sciences are ranked among the best in the United States, namely the Occupational Therapy (No. 58), Physical Therapy (No. 99), Physician Assistant (No. 108) and Speech and Hearing (No. 204) programs.

“The outstanding quality of education that our Health Sciences students receive is widely recognized,” said Meredith Bond, dean of the College of Sciences and Health Professions at CSU. “Our Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Speech and Hearing graduates are highly sought-after.”

College of Education and Human Services

For graduate education programs, CSU’s College of Education and Human Services climbed to No. 135, up 37 places from last year’s ranking.

Also appearing in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Grad Schools are other CSU graduate programs at the Monte Ahuja College of Business, the College of Sciences and Health Professions, the Washkewicz College of Engineering, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work.

Visit to view the Best Grad Schools listings in their entirety, as well as the methodology to determine the rankings.