Our Admissions Team is Looking for Tomorrow’s Innovators

Case Western Reserve University’s Case School of Engineering seeks candidates who want to learn how to apply fundamental computer science skills and techniques to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Our admissions process and application requirements for the online program are designed to help us identify applicants who can become the computer science innovators of the future.

Is This Program Right For You?

The online MS in Computer Science program is designed for students who have knowledge in the STEM fields. Ideally, students should have a working knowledge in data structures, algorithms and operating systems. The flexibility of the online program is ideal for professionals who plan to keep their full-time job as they pursue their degree.

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How Do I Apply?

Please use our paperless online application system to complete your application and upload the required unofficial documents.

  • Create an application, or log in using your username and password to continue your application.
  • Upload the required unofficial documents. Once admitted, we will send instructions about providing official documents.
  • When your application is finished, click “Submit” to pay your non-refundable application fee.
  • After clicking “Submit,” you will not be able to make any changes to your application form, resume or essays, but you will be able to log back in later to upload transcripts and test scores. All required documents must be submitted in order to be considered.
  • Any application that remains incomplete at the end of the admissions period will be denied.
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Application Checklist

At Case School of Engineering, our admissions committee takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications and considers both an applicant’s academic history and work experience. When reviewing your profile for admission consideration, we require the following:

  • Online application

    The online application captures general personal, contact and demographic information as well as education and employment history. Applicants must submit a $50 application fee as part of the online admissions process. The application fee can be waived as an early application incentive.

  • Statement of impact

    Your one- to two-page essay should explain your motivation for pursuing graduate school and/or the program and how it aligns with your personal and professional goals.

  • Current resume

    The resume should include all work experience. If you are an early-career applicant, it should also include part-time employment, internships and co-op employment.

  • Unofficial transcripts

    All applicants are required to submit unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary education for the application and review process. Please include your school’s grading scale. Separate transcripts are also required if you received any transfer credit from another university. You may upload these to the “Transcripts” section of the online application. If you are admitted to the program and decide to enroll, we will require your official transcripts at that time.

  • Three letters of recommendation

    Once you have identified your three recommenders, they will each receive an email containing a link to submit their rating and letter through the online recommendation system.

    Letters of recommendation should be submitted from individuals who can sufficiently assess your academic preparation, abilities and accomplishments. Letters should be from your most recent instructors in your proposed field of study. If you have been out of school for several years, one letter may be from your employer, supervisor or other person familiar with your most recent activities.

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (for applicants whose native language is not English)

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: If you have or will have earned a three-year bachelor’s degree, you may need a transcript evaluation prepared by World Education Services (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Key Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2022


11 Oct 2021

Early Decision Deadline


08 Nov 2021

Priority Application Deadline


06 Dec 2021

Final Application Deadline


10 Jan 2022

Start of Classes

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Our cutting-edge, multidisciplinary curriculum prepares you for a career in computer science across a wide array of industries.