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Master of Science in Quality Assurance


MSQA Rated One of Nation’s Best!

OnlineCollegeThe website has rated SPSU’s online Master of Science in Quality Assurance (MSQA) as the best in the nation in five of the 10 categories it surveyed. This includes best value, best technology support, best library and research support, best learning support, and best faculty credentials.

The organization measured several factors ranging from the percentage of students receiving financial aid, return on investment, technical and learning support services offered and the education and experience of faculty and staff.

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MSQA Ranked #15 in Affordability! reviews online master's programs and recently ranked SPSU's MSQA program #15 in the category of "Best Affordable Online Masters - Engineering"   The average cost of degrees in this field is $27,915 and SPSU's MSQA program was determined to be $13,500.  Additionally, if you rank the cost relative to out-of-state students, SPSU moves up to the #7 spot!

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Southern Polytechnic State University located in Marietta, Georgia, has been offering its Master of Science in Quality Assurance Degree since 1997. Since then students from the around the world have earned a graduate degree from our nationally recognized, accredited university. Southern Poly officially merged with Kennesaw State University in January 2015.  Watch for our merged website coming in the fall.

The program is offered fully online which allows students the opportunity to work full-time while earning their master’s degree. The majority of the students in the program are working adults.

The MSQA program offers an approach to online learning that distinguishes this experience from other online programs. Each week of instruction includes half the learning experience through downloadable lectures, PPTs, etc. with voice-overs and half of the instruction is in a live virtual environment with a professor. The virtual classroom provides the same instructor-student experience without having to attend the campus.

Our instructors are PhD's with several years of work experience in the field. They can answer questions about theory AND practice, because they've been there, done that.

Our courses deal with Quality topics in depth, stressing theory and the assumptions behind the techniques. That is what separates our education approach from certification training seminars. Our graduates know the details behind techniques, allowing them to know what to do when assumptions are violated (which happens a lot in the real world), and helping them to evaluate the relative merits of "new" quality tools. A lot of what is touted as new is just a repackaging of tried and true methods, with maybe a novel twist.

Our student body consists of quality professionals, engineers, managers and directors who share their experience via discussion boards and during the live chat sessions. These working adults come from many industry backgrounds including healthcare, manufacturing, service and government agencies.

Contact us:
MS Quality Assurance
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Building M, Room 108
Kennesaw State University
Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-915-7243
Fax: 678-915-4991




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