At Case Western Reserve University, teaching and learning are at the heart of all we do. While most typically think of that happening in a traditional classroom setting, there are several ways to learn at CWRU. During the month of November, we’ll highlight just a few of the ways to engage with learning at the university.
Case Western Reserve University’s professional schools offer students various opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom, including providing intensive weekend sessions and hybrid and online courses. In addition, two schools at Case Western Reserve University offer online learning curriculums: the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Case School of Engineering.
As of 2018, the university offered 353 online courses, many of which are part of the Mandel School and Case School of Engineering degree options.
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
At the Mandel School, an online Master of Science in Social Administration is available to learners regardless of their geographic location. There are two tracks: traditional, as well as advanced standing, which is geared toward those with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Students can pick from three paths to focus their education: Children, Youth and Families; Mental Health with Adults; and Community Practice for Social Change.
The program connects students with faculty and their fellow students, with weekly classes offered via Zoom and a learning management system with program resources. Meanwhile, students complete fieldwork in their community. Get more information about the program.
Case School of Engineering
The Case School of Engineering offers four online master’s degree programs: a Master of Engineering (with four different tracks), a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Systems & Control Engineering. The goal of these programs is to provide educational experiences that focus on developing both leadership and technical skills. The Master of Engineering degree program equally balances learning about engineering practice in an industrial setting with the technical advancement of engineering skills, while the Master of Science programs focus primarily on updating engineer’s fundamental technical skills.
The online engineering programs emphasize flexibility, giving students access to lectures in audio and video formats and many useful educational materials in a true asynchronous manner. Students constantly engage with each other and with engineering faculty to optimize the learning experience.