Computer Science

Student working on code on her laptop
Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

About the Program

Dive into the inner workings of computers and prepare yourself for a lucrative, rewarding career with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University’s integrated program. Housed in the top-ranked Case School of Engineering, this program won’t only teach you how to code—it will also help you develop skills in software engineering, computer security, artificial intelligence and more. 

Plus, you'll create and improve software that impacts almost every significant U.S. industry—from healthcare to retail to education. Countless careers in technological innovation await you; forge your path as a business analyst, software engineer, web developer, information technology specialist and more.

What to Expect

Computer science skills are only growing in demand as today’s society becomes increasingly reliant on technology. In our program, you’ll gain a higher-level understanding of algorithms, data science and artificial intelligence—and you’ll come away with two degrees in five years that prove your expertise in these fields. 

Plus, as a student you’ll have access to plenty of computing facilities, such as the Virtual Worlds Lab, where you can test your knowledge and collaborate with your peers and our renowned faculty. The lab has all of the equipment you’ll need to see how human-machine interface technology blends seamlessly into our society—from energy to transportation, manufacturing and more.

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Beyond the Classroom

Since launching one of the first accredited computer science programs in the United States, we haven’t stopped innovating in and out of the classroom. 

Make your mark by getting involved in student organizations, which cater to a wide range of areas in computing and engineering—from the Association for Computing Machinery to Girls Who Code and many more. 

Or create a prototype for a new mobile application and begin your journey as an entrepreneur at Sears think[box], our 50,000-square-foot, world-renowned innovation center ideal for prototyping ideas and growing business ventures and nonprofit organizations. 

By the Numbers


years to complete two degrees


full-time faculty at Case School of Engineering


private research university in the U.S., Center for Measuring University Performance


most innovative university, Reuters

Admissions Requirements

You should apply to the BS/MS program after the completion of 75 semester hours of coursework and prior to attaining senior status (completion of 90 semester hours). Normally, this means that students will submit applications in the sixth semester of the BS program (usually the spring term of the junior year).

Applications to the BS/MS program must be submitted through the School of Graduate Studies. Specific requirements include the following: 

  • Successful admittance to CWRU as an undergraduate
  • Completed online application
  • Statement of objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Approved Planned Program of Study (PPOS) form

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