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Cleveland State University

Master of Urban Planning, Design, and Development

Dr. W. Dennis Keating
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Urban Planning, Design and Development Program
  • 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 the public, private, and nonprofit sectors: government, human services, health care, public safety, community development, housing, environmental advocacy.

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.

Research centers—including Community Planning & Development—engage faculty, staff, and graduate assistants in research and problem solving. Faculty and staff serve on boards of organizations such as the Cleveland Restoration Society and the American Planning Association, Ohio Chapter.

“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

MUPDD Concentrations in

  • Housing and Neighborhood Development
  • Economic Development
  • Real Estate Development and Finance
  • Urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Historic Preservation

Graduate/doctoral programs at Levin College
Environmental Studies
Nonprofit Administration & Leadership
Public Administration
Urban Planning, Design & Development
Urban Studies
Cooperative Degrees with Chung-Ang University
Ph.D. in Urban Studies & Public Affairs

Community Development
Economic Development
Environmental/Sustainability Planning
Real Estate Development
Planning Accreditation Board
Other programs at Cleveland State University