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Are you ready to take the next step in your engineering career? Do you want to earn your master's degree from a world-class research institution in a convenient online environment that doesn't require relocating or leaving your day job?

If so, you can gain specialized knowledge and experience by earning an online master's in engineering from Case Western Reserve University. In our online programs, you'll get the same exemplary education that on-campus students receive in a supportive, interactive, small-class environment that promotes innovation and real-world impact.

Case Western Reserve is one of the nation's leading private research universities and is now offering the following industry-recognized, comprehensive engineering master's degrees through our interactive online platform:

Case Western Reserve is also pleased to offer applicants who qualify a new scholarship opportunity for both the Master of Engineering and Master of Science programs.

Nationally Ranked Engineering School

Internationally renowned for more than 130 years, Case School of Engineering is dedicated to innovation. Our students learn how to tackle the world's most challenging engineering problems.

Our programs have produced many notable alumni and are consistently ranked among the top in the nation. Some of our accolades include:

  • Top 40 Nationally Ranked University1
  • Top 50 Best Engineering Grad School2
  • Top 10 Best Value College in the Midwest3

Case Western Reserve's online engineering master's programs stand out because they are practice-oriented, with a focus on empowering students to have an impact on the engineering industry and society at large. Students complete courses specifically designed to address the practice of engineering in today's business environment. They are encouraged to be curious and think outside the box to solve problems, as they develop into the next generation of global engineering leaders.

A Foot in the Door: Our Research and Industry Partnerships

Case Western Reserve is known as one of the nation's premier private research institutions. Our faculty split their time between cutting-edge research and teaching, giving students the advantage of learning from experts who are consistently up to date with what's being practiced in the field of engineering.

Our research is informed by the 270+ partnerships we hold with exceptional institutions and industries in the region. These partnerships provide Case Western Reserve with more than $400 million in research funding per year, which allows our students to access our faculty's advanced knowledge, tools and technology in their academic pursuits.

In addition, pursuing an online master's in engineering from Case Western Reserve gives students the opportunity to join esteemed alumni who have founded or contributed to technological innovations including Gmail, full-body CT scans, insulin pumps, Craigslist and many more.

Meet the Dean

James McGuffin-Cawley

James McGuffin-Cawley, an alumnus of the school and faculty member since 1991, was named interim dean of the Case School of Engineering on July 1, 2017.

"Jim's breadth of experience in the Case Western Reserve School of Engineering, along with his extensive external engagement, make him particularly well-suited to lead you during this time of transition," says Provost Bud Baeslack. "I am grateful to him for taking on this responsibility, and I am confident he will do an outstanding job of maintaining the great momentum the school has achieved in recent years."

McGuffin-Cawley is the Arthur Holden Professor of Engineering and is an accomplished researcher, teacher, and liaison with industries throughout Northeast Ohio. In the mid-2000s, he served for five years as the Case School of Engineering's associate dean for academics, then spent nine years as chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where he led significant curricular reform. Last year, he was named the school's associate dean for research. McGuffin-Cawley also has served as the university's governing board representative and executive committee member of America Makes (previously known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute) since its creation five years ago.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University, McGuffin-Cawley went on to earn his doctorate in ceramic science from Case Western Reserve in 1984. He spent two years working in Northeast Ohio at NASA before joining the engineering faculty at The Ohio State University. He returned to Case Western Reserve in 1991.

McGuffin-Cawley's research in ceramics and powder metallurgy spans more than 20 years and includes contributions to the fundamental studies on transport phenomena, high-temperature stability of ceramic microstructures, agglomeration phenomena and novel solid freeform fabrication powder processing. He has worked both on oxide and non-oxide ceramics, as well as powder metallurgy. His work on solid freeform fabrication of 316L stainless steel, using the method of computer-aided manufacturing of laminated engineering materials, pioneered the use of a secondary binder as a transient fluid to enable consolidation of partially deboned laser-cut sheets.

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