Cleveland State University’s innovative one- to two-semester digital learning program allows you to begin your coursework in your home country via our Live-to-Device platform, then complete your remaining master’s degree on campus in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Get a Head Start with CSU Live

CSU Live brings the classroom to you. Our innovative digital classroom experience, designed especially for international students, uses cutting-edge technology to stream faculty-led courses live to your device in real time.

1. Start your master’s program before transitioning to campus:

  • Enroll for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021—no study delays or interruptions.
  • Earn credits and get a head start before you arrive to study in the USA.
  • Take advantage of academic, ESL, social and career services once on campus.

2. Experience a digital classroom that rivals being there:

  • Not just another online program—learn from top-ranked CSU faculty in a rigorous and collaborative environment.
  • Engage with professors and classmates in real time, and get more interaction than in a traditional classroom.
  • Get bilingual support for academic coursework with a local team.

3. Enjoy a flexible and affordable program, designed especially for international students:

  • Stay on track with your degree—study from wherever you call home.
  • Save money—only pay tuition while enrolled in CSU Live.
  • Get help from a dedicated counselor on how to apply for your F-1 student visa.

CSU Live courses are:

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Led by faculty in real time

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Streamed live to your device

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Collaborative, rigorous and engaging

Achieve Your Goals with a MCS or MIS Degree

CSU Live offers two STEM-designated graduate programs via our digital classroom experience:

  • Master of Computer Science (MCS)
  • Master of Information Systems (MIS)

The Washkewicz College of Engineering and Monte Ahuja College of Business prepare you for real-world challenges and leadership positions in high-growth sectors such as health care, cyber security, energy and finance.

CSU also teams with Cleveland-based organizations, including NASA Research Center, Progressive Insurance, Goodyear Tire, and the world-famous Cleveland Clinic hospital, on research projects and career opportunities.

Sample Courses

CSU’s top-rated engineering and business schools' faculties lead you through a rigorous curriculum as you pursue your master's degree in computer science or in management information systems degree. We prepare you to become a global leader through collaborative classwork and hands-on research projects.

  • Master of Computer Science (MCS)
    • Data Structures & Algorithms
    • Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    • Comparative Programming Languages
    • Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Information Systems (MIS)
    • IT for Competitive Advantage
    • Modern Database Design & Implementation
    • Business Intelligence Systems
    • Managing Network & Security Risks

CSU Live Student Progession

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4
CSU LIVE —
1 SEMESTER + CAMPUS
3—9 credits through Live 9—12 credits on campus 9—12 credits on campus 9—12 credits on campus
CSU LIVE —
2 SEMESTERS + CAMPUS
3—9 credits through Live 3—9 credits through Live 9—12 credits on campus 9—12 credits on campus

The example CSU Live semesters above illustrate two possible options toward completing your degree within four semesters. The MCS and MIS degrees are 33 credit hours in total while the length of degrees over Live, the digital learning platform, can vary based on credit hours per semester.

For entry requirements, please visit the appropriate degree pages for MCS and MIS.

Important Dates

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

Important Costs

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
MASTER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE LIVE $6,635 $6,635 $6,635
MASTER OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS LIVE $7,020 $7,020 $7,020

Note: The costs above indicate the estimated tuition and fees per semester and are subject to change. The Statement of Fees includes the total cost for two-terms.

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