Programs

Programs

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About Our Programs

Degrees designed to meet your goals.

Deciding what to major in as an undergrad? Considering earning a graduate degree to advance your career? At Case Western Reserve University, the academic degrees we offer are as unique as the students who pursue them. Explore our hundreds of top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs to determine the next step in your academic journey.

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Accounting

Enhance your critical-thinking, quantitative-analysis and decision-making skills as you prepare for a career as a CPA—or any number of opportunities.

Aerospace Engineering

Launch your career in aircraft and spacecraft development by gaining a solid background in mathematics, science and engineering.

Anesthesia

Become a skilled, compassionate anesthesiologist assistant in our program, where you'll gain 600+ hours of clinical practice in your first year alone.

Anthropology

Understand the connections between human behavior, institutions and biology as you prepare for a wide range of careers—from health to public service.

Applied Anatomy

Seeking a career in health care or education? Our rigorous curriculum integrates a traditional study of anatomy with cell biology, biochemistry and more.

Applied Mathematics

Through the power of mathematics, you can create models that allow you to analyze and help solve real-world problems across a wide range of fields.

Art Education

With some of the top museums in the United States at your doorstep and nearby urban and suburban schools for teaching, Case Western Reserve is an ideal place to become an art instructor.

Art History

Take classes in one of the United States' major art museums. Surround yourself with collections from different cultures as you develop or hone your expertise.

Astronomy

The engaged faculty who lead our astronomy programs are committed to getting all students active in research on topics ranging from galaxy formations to telescope design.

Biochemistry

Discover how biology and chemistry intersect as you become a highly trained scientist who can have a major impact on solving public health issues.

Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Study and debate important, cutting-edge ethical issues, such as how to conduct biomedical research and the delivery of health care. You'll learn how to navigate an increasingly complex biomedical environment by studying literature, history and philosophy.

Biology

Through partnerships across campus, Cleveland and beyond, you’ll study and conduct hands-on research on anything from animal behavior to plant biotechnology.

Biomedical and Health Informatics

Become equipped to provide higher quality patient care through better management and availability of information.

Biomedical Engineering

Gain knowledge or advance your career in biomedical engineering. Combine medicine and engineering to bring innovative technologies, devices, and therapies to market that save and enhance lives worldwide.

Biomedical Sciences

Immerse yourself in faculty-mentored research opportunities as you consider entry into one of our biomedical PhD programs.

Business Management

Prepare for a career in any field with foundational skills in economics, accounting, statistics, leadership, marketing and supply chain management.

Cell Biology

Become a research leader in the field as you receive comprehensive training in cell biology research, scientific excellence, ethics and communication.

Chemical Biology

How can chemistry solve biological questions? In our program, you'll study small molecules to understand the fundamental aspects of living systems.

Chemical Engineering

Discover different ways to transform raw materials into useful products and energy through processes that affect engineering—from the atomic level to mega-scale manufacturing.

Chemistry

Get ready to solve today's problems as a chemist—or in one of many related careers. Here, we cover everything from biochem to interstellar chemistry.

Civil Engineering

Build your future through classes on the planning, design and construction of everything from transportation systems to land-reclamation projects.

Classics

Using approaches ranging from anthropological to philosophical, you'll gain knowledge in the languages and literature of ancient Greece and Rome.

Clinical Research

Pursue a career in clinical investigation—our rigorous and didactic programs will prepare you for a range of vital roles in the health care industry.

Cognitive Science

As you study the brain and mind, you'll not only learn the core disciplines of cognitive science, but also the impact of arts and humanities on individuals.

Communication Sciences

See how you can help individuals with hearing, speech, language and learning difficulties by studying disorders, psychology, linguistics and more.

Computer Engineering

You can create the next big thing in tech with the right know-how and hands-on experience to analyze, evaluate, design and implement your idea.

Computer Science

Develop new techniques and technologies that will change the world. Here, you can study anything from software engineering to artificial intelligence.

Contemporary Dance

Acquire master’s-level professional development in choreography, performance, pedagogy and complementary courses in dance science.

Dance

Whether dance is a hobby or your future career, we provide the highest caliber of education and training across styles ranging from ballet to modern.

Dental Medicine

Learn the art of oral health and best practices for providing exceptional care to patients in your community as you join the next generation of leaders in dentistry.

Electrical Engineering

Study signal processing, computation and more in a curriculum that encourages you to combine your talent for design with your problem-solving ability.

Engineering and Management

Interested in developing skills in business, technology management, or entrepreneurship? Apply your technical and analytical knowledge with master’s-level management tools in our one-year program.

Engineering Physics

Have a strong interest in physics and engineering? Here, you can study both. Our curriculum prepares you for a career in the industry of your choice.

English

From classic literature to graphic novels, specialize your studies to spur your intellectual curiosity, analytical dexterity and creative thinking skills.

Environmental Studies

This multidisciplinary program rounds out your education and skills, diving into the moral, cultural and political dimensions of environmental issues.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Learn to collect and interpret health-related data to improve major public health problems using skills from the fields of biostatistics and epidemiology.

French

Master French language skills while studying literature, film and the arts, and grow your appreciation for the diversity of Francophone cultures.

Genetic Counseling

Looking to expand your education in genetic counseling? We will prepare you to work with, empower, and support patients through their counselling sessions.

Genetics and Genome Sciences

Enhance your understanding of the role genetics plays in biology and medicine as you prepare for a career in the field.

Geological Sciences

Obtain a solid background in earth sciences and hone the research and critical-thinking skills you need to ask—and answer—questions about the world.

History

Learn to grapple with today's issues by developing a deeper understanding of the past. A degree in history can prepare you for a multitude of careers.

International Business

Strengthen your global competencies and your understanding of foreign culture and business.

Law

Join one of our top-ranked law programs and advance your legal expertise on campus or abroad. With programs ranging from our JD and LLM degrees to advanced doctoral study and certificate programs, we offer the legal training you need to achieve your goals.

Macromolecular Science

Pursue a career in macromolecular science through our cutting-edge programs that prepare you to lead in your field and develop products for a safer and more sustainable environment.

Management

Gain competency in all facets of business and use it to make a difference in society. Hone your skills in leadership, assessing business risk, strategic planning and more.

Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence

Drive better business results by honing the essential skills for improving financial performance, strategic management, and operational efficiency through our master's program.

Master of Finance

As a finance student, you'll not only learn about key management principles but also financial markets, valuation, modeling and other quantitative skills.

Master of Healthcare Management

Want to advance your career in healthcare management? Our master's program will help you attain fundamental business skills to balance financial responsibilities, competitive pressures and human resource needs for an organization.

Master of Patent Practice

Prepare for a career as a patent agent—without a three-year law degree. Agents help law firms, individuals or companies better navigate patent and intellectual property law.

Materials Science and Engineering

Study how the physics and chemistry of matter play into industrial and engineering processes—plus gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities.

Mathematics

Math plays a key role in the physical, biological, economic and social sciences. Prepare for a career across fields by honing your skills in math and statistics.

MD

Get ready to enhance human health and be at the forefront of medical education, while advancing discoveries from laboratories to patients. 

Mechanical Engineering

Master the fundamentals of chemistry, physics and mathematics while learning methods of modern experimental engineering analysis and data acquisition.

Medical Physiology

Our program—which can be completed in as little as a year—is designed for those seeking to expand and strengthen their academic credentials and research knowledge in physiological sciences.

Medical Scientist Training Program

Pursue graduate research in medicine and related biosciences while caring for patients through our eight-year dual-degree program—the first MD/PhD program in the U.S.

Medicine

As one of the top-25 medical schools in the United States, our programs provide a unique curriculum designed to develop the next generation of health care leaders and innovators.

Military Ethics

From human rights to the principle of noncombatant immunity and more, our interdisciplinary program will strengthen your knowledge in moral and political philosophy and international relations.

Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Further your study of microorganisms and biological activities at the molecular level to better understand infectious disease.

Molecular Medicine

In this collaborative program, you’ll take part in advanced graduate courses, seminars, and sample areas of research during laboratory rotations.

Molecular Virology

Deepen your understanding of virus biology and cellular function to transform the treatment of viral infections and diseases.

Music

Hone your musical skills and knowledge through an experience that gives you a wide range of opportunities for musical study and participation. This program requires audition.

Music Education

Want to use your musical skills to teach others? Pursue a fully accredited curriculum that develops your abilities for musical instruction.

Music: Historical Musicology

Achieve mastery of the history and methodologies of musicology through our in-depth PhD program.

Music: Historical Performance Practice

Our rigorous and high-level training programs allow you to demonstrate scholarly knowledge and leadership in performance, music history, and performance practices.

Neurosciences

Attain higher education in modern neuroscience through our comprehensive curriculum and highly interactive academic environment.

Nonprofit Organizations

Contribute to the greater good and create a lasting impact with a Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree. Broaden your skill set and work in a variety of nonprofit areas—including public relations or fundraising management.

Nursing

Discover a rich academic experience that combines nursing theory with hands-on learning and leadership development in real-world health care settings.

Nutrition

From dietetics to public health, our nutrition curriculum encompasses a variety of topics—including metabolism and metabolomics—to prepare you for the career path you choose.

Organizational Behavior

Strengthen your approach to helping businesses operate more effectively. Influence positive change personally and professionally in organizational settings.

Pathology

Build essential skills for advancing medicine and devising treatments for diseases.

Pharmacology

Discover new therapies for drug and medication action. We generate field-leading molecular pharmacologists through our interdisciplinary and collaborative program.

Physician Assistant Studies

Become a critical part of a health care team through our 27-month master’s program, where you'll learn evidence-based, patient-centered care and accountability.

Physics

Through theoretical and experimental work, you’ll study areas spanning the design and development of new materials to the workings of the universe.

Physiology and Biophysics

Have a background in biochemistry, physics, biology or chemistry? Pursue a doctoral degree in physiology and biophysics where you’ll sharpen your understanding of the mechanisms that control normal function of biological processes.

Political Science

Explore political behavior, government institutions, international relations, finance, policy-making, protest and revolution and more in our programs.

Polymer Science and Engineering

Study the development of polymeric materials and the application of structure-property relationships as you prepare for a career or further education.

Psychology

Our program provides a well-rounded background in all aspects of the human experience—from brain functions to neuron actions, from child development to care for the aged.

Public Health

Help support healthy people and thriving communities while gaining an understanding of the history, policy and science of health. You'll benefit from departmental and institutional collaborations like the Center for Global Health and Diseases.

Public Health Nutrition

Master your understanding of the influences environment, socioeconomics, politics, and culture have on diet, nutrition, and health. This 16-month program will prepare you to address evolving health care needs of diverse populations.

Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship

Learn to solve modern regenerative medicine, commercial, and compliance problems in the context of both an individual company and the greater marketplace.

Religious Studies

Explore and interpret beliefs, ideas, texts, practices and institutions from a range of scholarly perspectives to understand religion’s role in life.

Social Welfare

Specialize in social welfare and tackle real-world issues affecting our society. We'll help you shape your career path in social welfare research, theory, teaching and leadership.

Social Work

Our groundbreaking curriculum paired with personalized instruction will elevate your understanding of social work practice, theory and research.

Sociology

Study human interaction, the variation in human social organizations and the impact of both on the existence of the individual.

Statistics

Start a career or advance your education in this rapidly changing field as technology continues to provide us with opportunities to understand uncertainty and probability.

Supply Chain Management

In our program—the first in the U.S.—you’ll study production, transportation, distribution and other logistics companies use to meet customer demands.

Systems and Control Engineering

Examine the basic concepts, cross-disciplinary techniques, analytical tools and engineering methods needed to analyze and design complex systems.

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Hone your skills in generating and analyzing experimental data for biomedical research and developing models of the molecular components that drive our biological systems.

Theater

Our programs are dedicated to student success, allowing you to work closely with highly trained professionals on everything from acting to technical theater.

World Literature

Study the literature of a wide variety of countries and regions through our multidisciplinary programs that emphasize contributions of past and present.