MS in Computer Science: Educating the Next Generation of Innovators

At the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, we engineer to make a better world. We’ve created a challenging and collaborative academic environment that demands excellence, encourages innovation and supports groundbreaking discovery and invention. And we offer two tracks to prepare you for the future of computer science, based on your education and experience level.

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year legacy of innovation and research


alumni across 70 countries


local, national and international industry and government partners

Why Case School of Engineering?

The top-ranked1 Case School of Engineering is an ecosystem of innovation, recognized for its creative scholarship, expert faculty, hands-on learning and multidisciplinary approach to learning and problem-solving. We have a 140-year history of rigorous academic training and a robust research portfolio, including significant contributions to the industry. Whether collaborating on research to move fields forward or matching our students with leading institutions for co-ops, internships or employment, we maintain deep ties with some of the world’s largest engineering, technology, and science firms—and some of the smallest but most promising startups.

While committing to student success beyond the classroom, Case Western Reserve University offers educational opportunities to meet students where they are. As a Case School of Engineering student, you’ll have the option to pursue one of two program tracks designed for your ability and experience level.

1 U.S. News & World Report, Best Engineering Schools, 2021.

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Our Mission

Leadership Preparation

We provide students with a broad but technically intensive education that prepares them as future leaders in their professions and as enlightened citizen-leaders in an increasingly complex global society.

Excellence with Integrity

We produce graduates who will be recognized for their commitment to excellence in engineering, their enthusiasm for learning, their ethical behavior and their professional integrity.

Collaboration in Action

We provide responsive and creative technical leadership for the collaborative pursuit and creation of new knowledge, inventions and enabling technologies.

Diversity with Inclusion

We actively contribute toward the creation of a better future for all people, through research innovation, stewardship, and the development of solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
Priority Application Deadline
Final Application Deadline
Fall 2024 Start of Classes
Fall 2024
May 20, 2024
June 24, 2024
August 2, 2024

Upcoming Webinars

All webinar attendees will receive an application fee waiver at the conclusion of the event.

Program & Application Overview Webinar
Tuesday May 14, 2024
07:00 PM ET

Please join our Program & Application Overview webinar with the online MSCS enrollment team and Program Manager, Karen Murphy, who will explore the curriculum, student experience, and career opportunities available with this degree.

Career Opportunities Available with a MSCS Degree
Tuesday June 18, 2024
07:00 PM ET

Join our webinar featuring the online MSCS enrollment team and Program Manager, Karen Murphy, who will discuss the explore the curriculum, student experience, and career opportunities available with this degree.