May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
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Quality Management [Graduate Certificate]

Revised Program [Fall 2021]

This fully online Graduate Certificate in Quality Management program is tailored to the needs of busy professionals, including military personnel, by offering the “anywhere, anytime” convenience of an online graduate education. International applicants can also apply to the certificate program and complete it without coming to the USA.

Our diverse students come from a variety of academic backgrounds and business sectors. It is appropriate for technically-focused individuals who have previously pursued a four-year degree in technology, engineering, business, services, or science. The program meets the needs of technical professionals looking for advanced skills, effectively working in a team-based environment, and/or professional certifications in the specialty areas of quality.

This program is designed for those who desire to learn in the quality field without obtaining a Master’s degree. After finishing this Graduate Certificate, many students continue to pursue the Master of Science Quality Management program. The course credits from this Graduate Certificate can be used for the Master of Science Quality Management program.

A student with ASQ (American Society for Quality) or equivalent professional certifications is eligible to apply for a waiver of degree requirements. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours toward their graduate certificate. See advisor for details.

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.


This program is available online. International applicants should check with International Admissions or program advisor before applying.

Program Admission

Graduate School Application

After reviewing the admission requirements below, please select the appropriate application. The University is transitioning application platforms; pay close attention when selecting the application below.

The program you are applying to may not accept applicants every semester.

For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

School Information

Engineering Philip Rufe, Interim Director | 111 Sill Hall, 734.487.2040,​

Advisor Information

Herman Tang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, 111 Sill Hall, 734.487.2040,

Degree Requirements: 18 hours