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Partnering with Chung-Ang University, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs is proud to offer two unique degree programs for students:
- Master of Science in Urban Studies and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning
- Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Studies and Public Affairs
Benefits from this partnership include:
- A United States doctorate taught and led by faculty from both U.S. and Korea in only one year of full-time study in the U.S.
- The internationalization of Chung-Ang and Cleveland State University students.
- Recognition of both Chung-Ang and Cleveland State University as leaders in international public administration education.
- Enhancement of the relationship that has existed since 1998 between the two universities offering a dual degree exchange master's program in Urban Planning and Real Estate (Chang-Ang University) and Master of Science in Urban Studies (Cleveland State University).
In 1998 a cooperative agreement was reached between the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and the Department of Regional Development of Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea, to offer a dual Master of Science degree in Urban Studies/Urban Planning and Real Estate.
Course of Study
Students who wish to spend the second year of the M.S. in Urban Studies program in residence in Seoul, Korea must apply to the M.S. in Urban Studies Program Director for admission well in advance of the semester(s) of intended residence.
Levin College students take Chung-Ang classes (three credit hours), which are accepted by Cleveland State toward the M.S. in Urban Studies degree. They include the following courses:
- Applied Statistics
- Survey Research Methods
- Public Economics
- Regional Economics
Elective courses include:
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Urban and Regional Policy
- Urban Planning Methods
- Community Development Methodology
- Introduction to GIS
- Urban History
Classes are taught in Korean; however, English textbooks are available and Chung-Ang faculty advise and tutor the students in English.
Students receive the M.S. in Urban Studies degree from Cleveland State University and the Urban Planning and Real Estate degree from Chung-Ang University.
Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Studies and Public Affairs
A cooperative accredited degree program awarding a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Studies and Public Affairs from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea, and Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs began with an initial cohort of Chung-Ang students beginning in fall semester (August) 2005.
Koreans value a foreign degree but it is difficult for career professionals to get a doctorate abroad if they have to stay in the United States for three years. This program is designed so that students will have one year of study at Cleveland State, one year of study at Chung-Ang and then joint examining and dissertation committees.
Chung-Ang University is a private institution with 30,000 students and 982 faculty members. It consists of 10 undergraduate colleges and 16 graduate schools. It operates two campuses, in Seoul and Anseong, Korea.
Established in 1918 with the educational ideal of righteousness and Truth, Chung-Ang University has overcome the nation's many adversities and has taken on a leadership role to cultivate the intellectuals of Korea. Respected as a national leader in providing the highest quality of education, Chung-Ang University has been setting an innovative pace in higher learning.
Fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Chung-Ang University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a comprehensive range of fields, which lead to bachelors' masters' and doctoral degrees. The dynamic confluence of its components helped the university gain top recognition nationwide from the Ministry of Education and Human Resources for the past seven consecutive years.
Its culture and arts related programs have been widely recognized as the best and enabled the university to gain the status of the Center of recent 'Korean culture waves' inside and outside Asia.
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For further information contact:
Kristen Blazek, Coordinator of Student Recruitment
Office of Student Services
Schedule a visit to Levin College.
Telephone: (216) 687-4506 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Arrighi, Levin College Graduate Advisor
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Professor Brian Mikelbank
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs