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Gain advanced computer and data science skills with the online MS in Computer Science at top-ranked Case Western Reserve University.

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An Online MS in Computer Science Designed for Your Future

Computer science is an in-demand field that impacts nearly every industry and sector, including transportation, healthcare, education and financial services. Our online Master of Science in Computer Science program prepares you with the fundamental technical knowledge you need to succeed and lets you explore new industry challenges and innovations.

With two online program tracks to choose from—a pathways track for students with a strong STEM background who need foundational computer science courses and an advanced track for experienced computer science students—you can pursue a course sequence that supports your computer science skill level.

Our engaging, experiential program offers a blend of self-paced coursework and live virtual classes, exceptional student support services, and training in computer and data science techniques.

Software engineer graduate program student talking to peer on laptop.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Our online master’s in computer science program features two program tracks tailored to your level of computer science experience. Both our advanced and pathways course sequences offer a hands-on, experiential curriculum covering diverse computer science topics, including machine learning and blockchain. We help you develop strong technical knowledge that can be applied to any industry.


Our 100 percent online MS in Computer Science program allows you to learn from wherever you are located through a blend of self-paced coursework and live virtual classes. Program courses are not interdependent, which means you can complete them in any order you choose.

Strong Networks

As a Case School of Engineering alum, you will join a powerful, globe-spanning network that includes more than 20,000 School of Engineering graduates who support the Case Western Reserve community in many different ways. You will also become part of the university’s alumni network, which is more than 110,000 members strong.

We’re applying new techniques to new problems in new areas like data science, figuring out how to use developing knowledge. It’s really about novelty; we push boundaries.

Professor Michael Lewicki

Key Dates & Deadlines

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

Career Opportunities

The current landscape for a career in computer science is robust. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for computer and information research scientists in 2022 was $136,620. Employment in this occupation is projected to grow by 23% between now and 2032, with over 3,400 computer and information research scientist job openings in the U.S. each year.2

Careers for online MSCS graduates may include:

  • Computer scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Senior data scientist
  • Senior software engineer

School of Engineering alumni have gone on to positions at:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Cisco Systems
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intel

Join a World-Class Research Institute


Private university in Ohio3


Among National Universities3


In Best Engineering Graduate Schools3

Frequently Asked Questions

The online MSCS program has 100% online courses and approximately 50 minutes of live class sessions per week.

The Case Western Reserve University online master’s in computer science program curriculum focuses on four key specialization areas of computer science: AI, databases and data mining, security and privacy, and software engineering. You will acquire a range of in-demand skills that will position you for career growth in any industry.

Yes. Students have a variety of options to fund their education. We encourage you to consult with the Office of Financial Aid or a financial advisor when determining the best way to fund your education.

Connecting with an enrollment advisor will help you:

  • Understand the program admissions criteria and know whether you are eligible to apply.
  • Gain insight into application best practices and how to submit a strong application.
  • Know what to expect in your online classroom, including the level of faculty interaction, program outcomes, and more.
  • Have an immediate line of support in the event you have questions or need clarification about the online Master of Science in Computer Science program.

Ready to learn from the experts to become a leader in computer science? Take the next step now. 

No GRE/GMAT required.

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1Credit hours and estimated time to completion depends upon your selected program track.

2U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023.

3U.S. News & World Report, 2024.