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Urban Planning : Undergraduate

Cleveland State University

Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies

Levin College of Urban Affairs
Department of Urban Affairs
Dr. Mittie Davis Jones
Department Chair
  • Planetizen: MUPDD among TOP 15 programs in Economic Development and Community Development; 8th for the most diverse student body; 8th for non-resident tuition
  • U.S. News and World Report: 2nd for City Management and Urban Policy; 12th for Nonprofit Management (the only ranked program in Ohio); TOP-QUARTER for MPA

National rankings underscore the Levin College’s dedication to high academic standards and commitment to change America’s cities one graduate at a time. Graduates work across the country in city planning, program development, community organizing, public safety and homeland security, nonprofit administration, environmental and sustainability policy development and analysis, public finance and economic development.

The Levin College offers 13 degree programs. High-performing undergraduate students can jump-start their professional careers by completing their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in five years.

The Urban Studies program teaches how public policy decisions affect daily lives, and equips students with the tools necessary to make positive change. Courses come from diverse fields such as urban planning, public management, political science, and environmental studies. Many graduates find the urban affairs majors to be a strong foundation for advanced study in law, urban planning, public administration, or environmental policy and management.

“I chose Levin College because it is highly ranked and because it afforded me the opportunity to be involved in the city that I love and want to make a better place…They use the line ‘engaged,’ but it is really true. They know everyone in the city. They are people who are engaged in the city themselves, and they really care about you learning and becoming better…” --2013 MUPDD Graduate

Concentrations in

  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Public Management
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Personally designed concentration

Undergraduate programs at Levin College

  • 5-Year Bachelor of Arts + Master's Degree Programs
  • BA Urban Studies
  • BA Public Safety Management
  • BA Environmental Studies
  • BA Nonprofit Administration
  • BA Organizational Leadership
  • BA Urban Studies (Public Management), South China University of Technology Transfer Program

Specialization 
Urban Studies
Accreditation 
None
Other programs at Cleveland State University