|Major Code: 8409
|Degree Awarded: Master of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, online, off-site
|Admission Status: Graduate
|Admission Materials: Résumé/CV, transcripts
|Location(s): Orlando, Fla.; Virtual Education Center
The goal of the Master of Science in Quality Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in quality management.
The program provides key courses that enable participants to refine their experience and prior academic background to provide a holistic focus on the philosophy and methodology of quality management.
The applicant to the Master of Science in Quality Management program must have a bachelor’s degree. However, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive up to six hours of the program prerequisites in the program based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student’s undergraduate studies.
General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed under Graduate Academic Information. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.
The degree of Master of Science in Quality Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student’s approved graduate program plan. Students without an adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from those listed below.
Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.