Technology - Quality Management and Analytics
The sequence introduces quality management tools to enhance customer and supplier relations, strategic planning, and measurement systems to improve overall organizational performance. Students will learn and apply quantitative analytical modeling techniques to solve decision problems and risk situations faced by project managers. In addition, an overview of six sigma data-driven decision making methodologies will be introduced to gain insights into advanced quality based industrial management techniques.
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University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a master's program must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
- present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. The unofficial transcript should be easily readable and clearly indicate degree(s) awarded, courses and course grades for each term. If accepted, official transcripts can be emailed from the university to GraduateAdmissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Illinois State University, Graduate School, 209 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 4040, Normal, IL 61790-4040.
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must:
- have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25 cumulative (on a scale in which an A is a 4.0)
- submit official GRE scores if undergraduate GPA is below 3.25 cumulative (use institutional code 1319)
Additional Program Admission Requirements for Current Graduate Students
- students who have completed 9 or more credit hours of graduate coursework at the time of application must have an established minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 for admission consideration
- in order to apply as a graduate transfer student from another institution, an official transcript including the student’s graduate GPA must be provided to the university before official admission can be offered
- current graduate students with less than 9 completed credit hours of graduate coursework at the time of application may be eligible for conditional admission. Once final transcripts are received, a graduate GPA will be established. If the graduate GPA is a 3.5 or above, the conditional admission will change to official admission. If the graduate GPA is below a 3.5, the student will be denied admission to the program.
- Fall Term — Preferred deadline: March 1
- Spring Term — Currently closed
- Summer Term — Preferred deadline: March 1; unavailable for first time international students
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
- be admitted unconditionally as a degree-seeking student into a graduate academic program, or have a minimum of 120 undergraduate hours if in an integrated degree program
- be in good-standing
- be enrolled full-time (typically at least 9 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters, or at least 6 hours during the summer session).
Graduate assistants receive
- monthly wages paid in the form of either a stipend or an hourly wage
- a waiver for 100% of tuition during a semester of appointment
- a waiver for up to 12 credit hours of tuition for the summer term immediately following a fall or spring appointment
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.