May 19, 2022
Purpose of the Program: The purpose of this graduate
certificate program is to provide graduate students and professionals
working in industry and business with focused course work leading to
improvement in the quality of products and services to help companies
become more competitive in the global market.Eligibility and Admission Requirements: This
certificate program is available to EIU seniors, prospective graduate
students, degree candidates, and working professionals. To be
eligible for admission, applicants must meet the requirements
established by the Graduate School, which include verification of
completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
approved by Eastern Illinois University and documentation of a minimum
undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or
a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of graded academic course work.
EIU seniors may enroll for courses under the “Reserve Graduate Credit”
option; but will be required to meet the standard admission
requirements to be admitted to the certificate program after completion
of the baccalaureate degree. Meeting the requirements to take
courses under the reserve graduate credit option does not guarantee
admission to the certificate program
The School of Technology Certificate in Quality Systems requires 18 semester hours of study including both required and elective courses. The specific requirements are as follows:
Total. Credits: 18
12 semester hours of required course work are listed below. The remaining 6 semester hours are electives that may be selected from the list below.
6 semester hours from the following list:
Other special topics COS 4850, INT 4970, and TEC 5970 courses as approved by the academic advisor.
Courses Applicable Toward A Specific Concurrent or Future Degree Program
Upon approval from the graduate coordinator, all graduate-level course credits completed for the certificate program may be applied to the Master of Science in Technology program at Eastern Illinois University. All graduate courses applied to the certificate or degree program must be completed within the six-year time limit. All other regulations established by the Graduate School pertaining to degree study will be applicable to the courses for concurrent or future degree program.
Certificate Study Plan
A certificate study plan must be approved by the candidate’s academic advisor and be filed with the Graduate School no later than the 10th day of classes during the candidate’s final semester of study.