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Cleveland, Ohio
About CSU
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Enrollment: 16,327
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 383,793
Climate: 1.3°C - 28.1°C
U.S. News Rank: #321
International Student Rate: 6.2%

Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on Lake Erie, Cleveland State University (CSU) partners with world-class hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, government research centers and cultural institutions to develop academic programs, research projects and job opportunities.

Why CSU?

CSU offers 9 MBA and MS graduate degrees in business and engineering. Our top programs include software engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, information systems, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, biomedical engineering and computer science.

  • Engaged Learning program connects 3,000 students with internships
  • A Top 100 School—USA Today, 2018
  • $84M in research grants—2017
  • #18 in public universities for upward mobility and research impact—Brookings Institution, 2019
  • CSU creates 6,739 jobs with a $679M economic impact—Center for Economic Development, 2015
  • Alumni work at NASA Glenn Research Center, Sherwin-Williams and Progressive Insurance.
Get Involved, Be Engaged
  • 200+ student organizations, clubs and honor societies
  • 18 NCAA Division I sports teams with 288 student athletes
  • Electronic Printing Lab, Polymer 3D Printing Lab and Machine Shop for student engineers
  • IdeaVikes and StartupVikes programs help launch your business.
Cleveland: A City Revitalized

Set on beautiful Lake Erie, Cleveland is one of the cultural centers of the American Midwest and home to world-class hospitals, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Allen Theatre and the Gordon Square Arts District.

Weather & Climate

Cleveland, like other cities in the Great Lakes region, enjoys four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters.

In & Around Cleveland
  • Visit Playhouse Square, the second-largest performing arts district in the U.S.
  • Experience all that Lake Erie has to offer, including Cleveland Lakeshore Nature Preserve, Edgewater Park and Euclid Beach Park.
  • Nicknamed Forest City, thanks to 23,000 acres of nature preserves and 300+ miles of trails
  • Explore the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or catch a show at Connor Palace.
  • Explore Cleveland Metroparks and take in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
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Graduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Engineering

Master of Computer and Information Science-Computer Science (MCIS-CS)*

Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSENV)

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME)

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCE)

*The (MCIS-CS) degree will be called Master of Computer Science (MCS) starting in Spring 2020.

College of Business

Master of Computer Information Science-Information Systems (MCIS-IS)*

*The (MCIS-IS) degree will be called Master of Information Systems (MIS) starting in Spring 2020.

Dates & Costs

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Cleveland, Ohio
About CSU
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Enrollment: 16,327
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 383,793
Climate: 1.3°C - 28.1°C
U.S. News Rank: #321
International Student Rate: 6.2%
“CSU opened a new world for me. The professors were phenomenal and had an enormous impact on my love of learning. Cleveland State really does change students’ lives and it changed mine. I am so grateful that CSU is part of my life.”
Tim , Political Science BA ’83, Law ’87
“ My internship with NASA allowed me to apply what I learned in college outside of school, providing me with first-hand work experience. It demonstrates to employers that I have initiative.”
Melanie , Operations and Supply Chain Management, BBA ’16