MS Quality Assurance

The Master of Science in Quality Assurance degree program, offered by the Department of Aviation and Technology, prepares students to perform at the master’s level in the areas of Quality Systems development, Six-Sigma quality, and various quality system standards. The program emphasizes the acquisition of theoretical and analytical techniques in combination with management and communication skills. This program prepares students to earn globally-recognized Six-Sigma Certification through the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Mission

The mission of the Master of Science in Quality Assurance is to prepare students for positions of greater responsibility in industrial and business management and in both commercial and consumer sectors, and to provide students with both theoretical and real-world problem solving abilities in the fields of quality assurance and product improvement.

Graduates of the MSQA program work in a wide range of industries, from health care to primary and global manufacturing. Graduates must be well prepared in the field of quality assurance and able to identify, implement, and evaluate appropriate methods to help their organizations improve their products, their bottom line, and their environmental footprint.

Students in the MSQA learn to perform at the masters' level in the areas of Industrial Systems Management, Quality Systems development, Six-Sigma quality, as well as ISO and TL 9000 quality system standards. The program emphasizes the acquisition of theoretical and analytical techniques combined with management and communication skills.

The curriculum was developed based on best practices in industry, industry quality standards, the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, and the body of knowledge for Quality Engineering, Reliability Engineering, and Quality Management as defined by the American Society for Quality.