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Case Western Reserve University Admissions Requirements

Case Western Reserve University’s online engineering graduate programs accept students on a rolling basis. With three starts per year, you can begin when it’s most convenient for you. Review the engineering degree requirements for your desired program below.

Are you ready to transform your engineering career with coursework that prepares you to launch into leadership? Start your application today.

More Than $24K Scholarship Opportunity

We are delighted to share a scholarship* to offset the cost of tuition for our online graduate programs. To be eligible, you must begin classes in 2021 or 2022. Visit our tuition page to learn more.

Attention Case School of Engineering alumni: You are eligible for an additional $3,900 scholarship if you complete your application and enroll in the spring or fall 2022 term! Learn more about our exclusive CSE alumni scholarship.

Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline Final Deadline Start Date
March 18, 2023 April 3, 2023 May 8, 2023

Admissions Requirements

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or international college or university will be considered for admission.

  • Applicants with a non-engineering degree must have completed the following with a grade of B or above
    • Chemistry I and II
    • Physics I and II
    • Calculus I through III
    • Differential Equations Submit all application materials through the application portal at applygrad.case.edu.

Required Materials for All Applicants

  • A personal statement outlining your interests, goals and relevant experience
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you’ve attended*
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources

Unique requirements for international applicants and the ME and MS programs are highlighted below. Please see the School of Graduate Studies Admission FAQs for additional information.

Requirements for International Applicants

  • An international student who did not complete their post-secondary degree work in English must submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores
  • An English translation must accompany transcripts or degree certifications in languages other than English See our International Applicants section for more information.

Requirements for MS applicants

GRE scores or waivers are typically required for MS applicants. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this requirement has been temporarily suspended through Summer 2023 for MS applicants.

Requirements for ME applicants

An online Master of Engineering program applicant must identify first and second technical area choices in their personal statement. The options include:

  • Biomedical Engineering (EBME)
  • Engineering Innovation, Management and Leadership (EIML)
  • Mechanical Engineering (EMAE)
  • Systems and Control Engineering (SCS)

*Official transcripts will be required once you have been accepted into the program.

*Scholarship funds are not payable directly to recipient. $24,570 of the scholarship will be applied in a prorated manner over the duration of the student’s program of study. The remaining scholarship amount corresponds to a charge of $0 for taking and passing the last required course in the curriculum and will be applied after the final drop/add period for this concluding course. If a student receives other forms of financial assistance, then the student’s financial assistance may require modification to account for the scholarship by preventing any ‘over-award,’ such that the total financial assistance received does not exceed the cost of attendance, as defined and determined by the Office of Financial Aid of Case Western Reserve University. Recipients of the scholarship must remain continuously enrolled in the program through completion. Exceptions may be granted for students who obtain a university-approved leave of absence. Students receiving the scholarship must maintain satisfactory academic progress at all times for the scholarship to remain in effect. This scholarship offer may be revised, rescinded or terminated at any time. All admissions and scholarship decisions of Case Western Reserve University are final.

Offer details: Scholarship offer available only to qualified new (first-time) enrollees for one of the online engineering master’s programs, not current or returning students to the program. To utilize this scholarship offer, the prospective student must identify the offer and request that it be applied. Scholarship funds not payable directly to recipient. If student receives other forms of financial assistance, the student’s financial assistance may require modification to account for the scholarship by preventing any “over-award,” such that the total financial assistance received does not exceed the cost of attendance, as defined and determined by the Office of Financial Aid of Case Western Reserve University. Recipients of the scholarship must remain continuously enrolled in the program through completion. Exceptions may be granted for students who obtain a university-approved leave of absence. Students receiving the scholarship must maintain satisfactory academic progress at all times for scholarship to remain in effect. This scholarship offer may be revised, rescinded or terminated at any time. All admissions and scholarship decisions of Case Western Reserve University are final.