Master of Science in Quality Engineering & Management
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Quality Engineering & Management program develops quality engineering and management professionals who can plan, coordinate, design, implement, and control the quality function in manufacturing and service companies in order to increase productivity, optimize resources, decrease waste, and improve product quality.  The curriculum trains students in the use of technical tools and methodologies that will equip them with the skills necessary to drive continuous improvement within the organizations they are employed with or to gain successful employment in a wide variety of sectors from manufacturing to service to healthcare.  Topics of study include:

  • Quality assurance
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Project management 
  • Reliability


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in a technical area
  • A GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Conditional admission is possible for candidates with a lower GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission