May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
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Lean Six Sigma [Graduate Certificate]

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New Program [Fall 2021]

The Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma, a fully online program, focuses on learning the key concepts, principles, and Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodology methods. With a good understanding, students have an opportunity to apply what they have learned to resolve or improve real-world problems. The course learning and project work are fully online. Also, after completing this certificate program, students can enroll in the Quality Management [M.S.] .

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

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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: 15 hours

Required Courses: 12 hours

Capstone: 3 hours

Complete three credit hours from the following.

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