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Lean Six Sigma Adv. Cert.

Program overview

The advanced certificate in Lean Six Sigma is aimed primarily at quality engineers, other engineers, process-improvement facilitators, or those who aspire to such positions.


Lean Six Sigma, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
CQAS-682 Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals 3
CQAS-621 Statistical Quality Control 3
CQAS-670 Designing Experiments for Process Improvement 3
CQAS-683 Lean Six Sigma Project* 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12

* This course requires an approved Lean Six-Sigma project at the student's organization or, alternatively, at an organization that will sponsor the student.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in Lean Six Sigma, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (3.0 GPA strongly recommended)
  • Have a satisfactory background in mathematics and statistics (at least one course in probability and statistics)
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit two letters of recommendation,
  • Submit a current resume, and 
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Additional information

Six Sigma Black Belt

Students may earn a Six-Sigma Black Belt (during or after obtaining the advanced certificate) by successfully completing the approved Lean Six-Sigma project from the CQAS-683 course.


Students should have basic familiarity with MINITAB statistical software. This may be obtained by self-study or through short courses.

Maximum time limit

University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.


Students must maintain an overall program GPA of 3.0 (B), with no more than one grade of C, to qualify for graduation.

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed on the ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Template.

Career Outcomes

Job Titles

Quality Engineer, Reliability Analyst, Quality Manager, Statistical Consultant

Recent Employers

Bausch & Lomb, CIBA Vision, Delphi, Eastman Kodak Company, General Motors, Harris Interactive, Harris RF Communications, Johnson & Johnson (Ortho Clinical), Moog, Southco, Welch Allyn, Xerox

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