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Earn an Online Master's Degree in Engineering

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:

  • #42 Nationally Ranked University1
  • Top 50 Best Engineering Grad School2
  • #13 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; in fact, nearly 90 percent of Case Western Reserve online engineering graduate program alumni report that they are able to use what they learned in the program in their current role.4 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

Ragu Balakrishnan

Venkataramanan "Ragu" Balakrishnan received his B.Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1985, where he graduated at the top of the university and was awarded the President of India Gold Medal. He received an MS in electrical engineering in 1989, an MS in statistics in 1992 and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1992, all from Stanford University. Following postdoctoral stints at Stanford, Caltech and the University of Maryland, he joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.) in 1994, where he last served as the Michael and Katherine Birck Head and Professor of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to assuming the leadership of ECE, he served in a variety of leadership positions at Purdue, most notably as associate dean of research of the College of Engineering. He was appointed dean of the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in September 2018.

Balakrishnan is also a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; his research interests are primarily in the areas of control and the application of convex optimization to problems from systems, control, robotics, communication and signal processing. He is a coauthor of the research monograph "Linear Matrix Inequalities in System and Control Theory," (SIAM, 1994). Balakrishnan has held several volunteer and leadership positions in the systems and control community, including editorial positions at the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization. He was appointed to the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors for 2014, currently serves on the IEEE CSS Executive Committee as the director of operations and will serve as an elected member of the CSS Board of Governors for 2019-21.

Balakrishnan received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR-YI) in 1997. He received the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award in 1997 and the Honeywell Award for excellence in teaching in 2001 from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue, and he was named a Purdue University Scholar in 2008. Balakrishnan is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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  4. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni from Case Western Reserve University Department of Engineering from graduating cohorts between 2016-2018