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MS in Computer Science: Educating the Next Generation of Innovators

At Case School of Engineering, we engineer a better world. Our online MSCS offers a challenging academic environment that demands excellence, encourages innovation and invites collaboration.

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Benefits of Earning your MS in Computer Science Online

Four Key Competencies

in artificial intelligence, databases and data mining, security and privacy, and software engineering.

No GRE/GMAT

scores required to apply to the online MSCS.

5,000+

local, national, and international industry and government partners.

Two Learning Tracks

We offer two tracks based upon your level of technical experience: a pathways track for students in need of foundational computer science coursework and an advanced track for students with an existing computer science foundation. Both tracks require a strong STEM background and offer a comprehensive curriculum that addresses current issues, trends and best practices.

Explore Our Curriculum
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Why Case School of Engineering?

The highly ranked Case School of Engineering1 is an ecosystem of innovation, recognized for its creative scholarship, expert faculty, hands-on learning and multidisciplinary approach to education. For over 140 years, we have provided students with rigorous academic training while cultivating a robust research portfolio.

In addition to driving cutting-edge engineering initiatives, we remain committed to matching our students with leading institutions for co-ops, internships and employment. By earning your MSCS online, you benefit from our deep ties with some of the world’s largest engineering, technology and science firms—and some of the smallest but most promising startups.

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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.

Application

Two women talk in the corner of a room. One sits on a blue couch and the other sits on a windowsill, with her laptop open.
Getting into an online master’s in computer science program isn’t just a matter of having the best grades, top GRE scores or a lengthy employment history.

Admissions

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Are you ready to succeed in an online computer science master’s? Use this four-item checklist to answer that question.

Curriculum

Two computer science students smile as they work together at a desktop computer.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is infiltrating every aspect of our lives. Learn to master this rapidly emerging technology with an online computer science master’s from Case Western Reserve University.

Career

A Black woman wearing glasses sits and works at a computer laptop in a tech office.
A Master of Science in Computer Science equips students with the necessary expertise in computer programming, software development, database management, machine learning and AI to qualify for mid- and upper-level computer science roles.

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Application

Two women talk in the corner of a room. One sits on a blue couch and the other sits on a windowsill, with her laptop open.
Getting into an online master’s in computer science program isn’t just a matter of having the best grades, top GRE scores or a lengthy employment history.

Admissions

Seated at a workstation, a Black female computer science student in a brown sweater and white collared shirt works at a computer.
Are you ready to succeed in an online computer science master’s? Use this four-item checklist to answer that question.

Curriculum

Two computer science students smile as they work together at a desktop computer.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is infiltrating every aspect of our lives. Learn to master this rapidly emerging technology with an online computer science master’s from Case Western Reserve University.

Career

A Black woman wearing glasses sits and works at a computer laptop in a tech office.
A Master of Science in Computer Science equips students with the necessary expertise in computer programming, software development, database management, machine learning and AI to qualify for mid- and upper-level computer science roles.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Term
Early Application Deadline
Priority Application Deadline
Final Application Deadline
Fall 2024 Start of Classes
Fall 2024
May 20, 2024
June 24, 2024
Aug. 2, 2024
TBD
Faculty Spotlight Webinar
Tuesday July 16, 2024
07:00 PM ET

Join our webinar featuring MSCS faculty member Vincenzo Liberatore, who will explore his professional and academic background, provide a brief overview of the program and discuss the career opportunities available with an MSCS degree.

1U.S. News & World Report, Best Engineering Schools, 2023.