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Student Experience

Case Western Reserve University’s online MS in Computer Science program combines a leading-edge curriculum with maximum flexibility and a host of resources to support your education.

Student-Centered Online Learning

As an online student at Case School of Engineering, you will enjoy a student-centered experience that allows you to have the best of both worlds—virtual class time with your professors and peers and self-paced coursework that can be completed on your own schedule. Plus, exceptional student support is available to you from the first day you inquire about the program through graduation—and beyond.

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A High-Touch, Experiential Program

Become fully immersed in the Case School of Engineering community while also benefiting from the flexibility of 100% online learning. Connect and collaborate with peers and faculty during live class sessions purposely kept small to encourage discourse and collaboration. Experience the benefits of experiential learning as you apply what you have learned to solve real-world challenges.

Full-Impact Education

The online learning experience at Case Western Reserve University offers unmatched flexibility for working professionals. You can attend live, virtual classes tailored to your computer science experience level from anywhere in the world and complete other course content on your own schedule. You will learn to collaboratively solve problems alongside your peers and faculty as you learn by doing.

A Rich and Flexible Experience

The online Master of Science in Computer Science program from the top-ranked Case School of Engineering is designed to support both your learning and your lifestyle. In addition to having the option to choose between two program tracks tailored to different levels of computer science skill, you will also be able to take advantage of discussion boards and live study sessions to collaborate with peers from around the country and use the online office hours to get to know our knowledgeable instructors.

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The Best of Both Worlds

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Asynchronous Learning

Outside of real-time, virtual classroom experiences, you will complete self-paced classwork—or asynchronous learning modules—each week in preparation for the live classes. The learning modules include video lectures, discussion boards, practice activities and collaborative assignments so you can practice and apply what you have learned—on your own time, as your schedule allows. You can access the learning modules through the Canvas learning management system and review them as often as you like.

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Synchronous Learning

During live, virtual classes, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your faculty and peers and participate in meaningful discourse in a supportive and engaging learning environment. Live chat and presentation features allow you to ask questions, share insights and obtain feedback in real time. Online office hours, peer networking and group work are also available to you in this real-time format.

Support You Can Count On

As an online student, you will have access to resources, services and experiences that will support your success in the program. For example, a student success coach will help navigate and guide your experience throughout your time in the program, our career services team will help prepare you for the next phase of your career, and 24/7 tech support is available to ensure you can always stay connected and informed.

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Tech Resources

Canvas is the learning management system at Case Western Reserve University, providing students with a simple and streamlined collaborative space for course content, assignments, tests and grading—all designed to be used online, on mobile or tablet. As an online student, you will use Zoom to access your live classes. That is why student tech support is available 24/7 to answer your technology questions and solve any challenges you may experience with our digital learning tools.

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Student Success Coach

Everyone can benefit from a coach. As a student in the online MS in Computer Science program, you will be assigned a student success coach who will provide you with academic, personal, social and career support from matriculation through graduation. You can count on your coach to help you with proactive planning and goal setting each semester, developing an academic success plan and acting as your liaison with the university. Your coach is always available to offer support and answer questions about the program and the online student experience.

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Career Services

As a student at Case School of Engineering, you will have access to a wide array of resources, support and guidance to help advance your career. These services range from post-graduate planning, resume writing and interview preparation to networking skills and career fairs. You will also have access to postgraduate placement services that offer a personalized approach to help students connect with the right company or position.

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Alumni Network

When you graduate from the online MS in Computer Science program, you will become part of two powerful alumni networks. The Case Alumni Association has more than 20,000 members, and the Case Western Reserve University Alumni Association, the university-wide alumni association, has more than 110,000 members. These alumni networks are dedicated to helping current and future alumni succeed. For example, the Alumni Career Network is an online database of alumni and students who have volunteered to assist one another through career advice and networking. 

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