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This certificate program offers an opportunity for professionals to expand their knowledge in Lean Six Sigma through a flexible graduate education program. The certificate provides a solid foundation in Lean Six Sigma methods and practices that can be immediately applied to process improvement projects in the work place. The certificate consists of four courses designed to prepare professionals for variation and waste reduction projects and provide a sound statistical background.
This program is designed to appeal to working professionals. Certificate courses taken for graduate credit can be counted in the M.S. degree once accepted into the M.S. degree. If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses taken, they can apply to the M.S. program in engineering management. The certificate program may be followed by six additional 3 credit courses to complete the M.S. degree. The certificate program is open to all persons holding a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in engineering or a physical science and who have a minimum of 12-months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.
- B.S. in engineering or a physical science
- Undergraduate courses: Calculus Series (I, II, III), Differential Equations, Statistics, Physics or Chemistry, Engineering Economy
- GPA: Regular status: 2.75 cumulative
- TOEFL: All international applicants must submit a current TOEFL score, regardless of prior academic experience or place of study
- Regular status: 580/237/92
Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses as given below. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.
- ENG MGT 5710: The Six Sigma Way
- ENG MGT 6710: Design for Six Sigma
- ENG MGT 6611: Lean Manufacturing Systems
Choose one course from the following two:
- STAT 5643: Probability and Statistics
- STAT 5353: Statistical Data Analysis
Course descriptions can be found in the catalog at catalog.mst.edu/graduate.
Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:
Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program.