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quality engineering management

Estimated Completion

30 credit hours (18+ months)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies


Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.



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M.S. in Quality and Engineering Management


If you currently hold a degree in either a technical or non-technical area, the M.S. in Quality and Engineering Management degree can provide you with a pathway to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for becoming more successful in all areas of manufacturing. This degree offers an emphasis on leadership, which will provide you with skills that are critical to advancement in manufacturing administrative positions.

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Completing a master's degree is a great way to let potential employers know that you are prepared for higher responsibility in the workplace. Upon completion of your degree in Quality and Engineering Management, you will be prepared for advancement or transition to better opportunities that can provide monetary, professional, and personal rewards for years to come.

Designed With You in Mind

This program is offered 100% online, as it is designed for working professionals. You can continue your employment, full-time or part-time, all while completing your degree! All courses are taught by our exceptional faculty members, who have years of extensive experience in the industry. This program is also equipped with both Thesis and Non-Thesis track options.


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Job Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the industry, such as:

  • Senior Manager for Quality
  • Chief of Operations
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Product Development and Improvement
  • Head of Business Excellence Program

And many more!

Internship Opportunities

Capstone Projects

Each year, a problems course is offered as a capstone for students in our program. In this course, teams of 3-4 students are paired with faculty mentors to work on industrial projects relevant to their coursework. Projects range from studies for quality to process improvement. These projects come at no cost to companies, as well as provide students with outstanding opportunities to get hands-on experience.

Professional Development Opportunities

Career Services

Career services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • DEI - Delta Epsilon Iota, Career Services Honor Society
  • Handshake
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume Assistance

And much more!

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Program Objectives

  • This program is designed to provide individuals with baccalaureate degrees in technology or business related fields with an in-depth study of the organizational, technical, and strategic tools commonly used in manufacturing to improve productivity.
  • Targeted to working professionals and other individuals who have a background in one of these fields, but are seeking to expand their knowledge across these disciplines.
  • Emphasizes the applications of these tools to address quality, technology implementation and productivity issues in manufacturing related industries to help manufacturers standardize procedures, measure performance, improve customer satisfaction, and manage resources more wisely.

Coursework Outline

The Master of Science in Quality and Engineering Management is a 30 hour program consisting of 24 coursework hours in the discipline, and 6 coursework hours taken through one of two track options:

Core Courses, 24 credit hours

Class Number Class Name
ENGT 5324 Statistics for Quality
ENGT 5325 Six Sigma & Design of Experiments
ENGT 5346 Manufacturing Systems Management
ENGT 5362 Supply Chain Management
ENGT 5368 Quality Management
ENGT 5385 Project Management
ENGT 5398 Seminar in Manufacturing Quality Topics
MGMT 5310 Leadership Development

Option 1 - Non-thesis, 6 credit hours

Class Number Class Name
ENGT 5324 Statistics for Quality
ENGT 5325 Six Sigma & Design of Experiments Methodology

Option 2 - Thesis, 6 credit hours

Class Number Class Name
ENGT 5088 Thesis

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Features and Facilities

 American Society for Quality

American Society for Quality

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is dedicated to the development, advancement, and promotion of quality concepts, principles, and techniques. Student membership is available and provide access to valuable information difficult to find elsewhere.

Picture the Engineering Technology Building

Engineering Technology Building

The Engineering Technology Building is located at the Stephenville campus of Tarleton State University and was constructed in 1952. The building is 24,226 square feet, and houses 42 classrooms along with 12 laboratories.

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) serves the professional needs of industrial engineers as well as other individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Members of IISE stay on the cutting edge of their profession by participating in the educational opportunities, publications, and networking opportunities offered by the organization.