Computer Science

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Master of Science

About the Program

Earn your degree from one of the nation's most established and highly regarded engineering schools. In Case School of Engineering's Department of Computer and Data Sciences, you'll be surrounded by top faculty who are dedicated to deepening your knowledge of computer science and preparing you for your career. Through this 30-credit-hour program, you'll gain experiential and applied learning through co-ops and research opportunities tailored to your interest. Combined with the rigorous classroom experience, our program helps you graduate with a higher-level understanding of the in-demand field of computer science.

What to Expect

In your 30 hours of coursework, you can focus your studies in:

  • bioinformatics,
  • machine learning and artificial intelligence,
  • cybersecurity and privacy,
  • databases,
  • data mining and data science,
  • software engineering,
  • visualization,
  • networking and distributed systems,
  • high-performance computing, and
  • medical image analysis.

Plus, you can tailor your program to be a course- or research-focused master's degree.

"I valued working with professors on interesting projects for my final project requirement. Being given the opportunity to build them from scratch and have them serve useful purposes made the work fulfilling while also emulating real-world software development."

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Beyond the Classroom

Take part in a co-op—a full-time, two-semester, hands-on and paid experience. You'll be paired with a company in which you're interested and that fits your skill set. Of note: These co-ops often serve as pipelines to full-time job opportunities.

Plus, you can gain significant research experience in everything from artificial intelligence and machine learning to security and privacy through our vast network of on- and off-campus research opportunities.

By the Numbers


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Admissions Requirements

  • Online application
  • Knowledge in data structures, algorithms and operating systems
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Test scores for GRE
  • International students need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores

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