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Gain advanced computer and data science skills in machine learning and blockchain technology with the 100% online MS in Computer Science program at top-ranked Case Western Reserve University.

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Earn Your MSCS at a World-Class Research Institute


Private university in Ohio1


In Best Engineering Graduate Schools1


Among National Universities1

100% Online

Earn your degree in five to six academic terms


Admission testing not required

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 flexible, 100% online Master of Science in Computer Science program prepares you with the fundamental technical knowledge you need to succeed and allows you to acquire expertise in the latest industry developments such as machine learning and blockchain technology.

With two online program tracks to choose from—a pathways track for students with strong STEM backgrounds who need to take foundational computer science coursework and an advanced track for students with computer science experience—you can gain the skills you need while completing courses in any order you prefer. Depending on your program track, you can earn your 30 to 34.5-credit-hour degree in five to six academic terms.

Software engineer graduate program student talking to peer on laptop.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Both our advanced and pathways course sequences offer an engaging 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% 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 with exceptional student support services. Program courses are not interdependent, meaning you can complete them in any order you choose.

Strong Networks

As a Case Western Reserve University alum, you will join a strong and powerful, global alumni network that includes more than 20,000 Case School of Engineering graduates who have gone on to work at companies such as Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Cisco, Google, IBM and Intel. You will also become part of the university’s 110,000+ alumni network.

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

Computer Science Career Opportunities

The current landscape for a career in computer science is robust. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual pay for computer and information research scientists in 2023 was $145,080. 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.

Careers for online MS in Computer Science graduates can include:

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

Case School of Engineering alumni have gone on to positions at:

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Our flexible MS in Computer Science program offers 100% online self-paced coursework and approximately 50 minutes of live class sessions per week. Courses are not interdependent, which means you can complete them in any order you choose.

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 and explore timely topics like machine learning and blockchain, positioning 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. 

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1U.S. News & World Report, 2024