There are both bachelor's and master's degree programs available in quality control. They are offered by schools around the country, including several public schools.
Students can find quality control programs at the four universities profiled below. These schools were chosen, in part, because they're all ranked by U.S. News & World Report or Princeton Review. Ferris State University offers a bachelor's degree in quality engineering technology. Students at Eastern Michigan University can earn a master's degree in quality management. Programs can also be found at California State University in Dominguez Hills and Bowling Green State University, both of which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field.
Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI
|School Highlight: The College of Engineering Technology is the largest school of this type in the U.S.|
Ferris State University (FSU) ranked 18th on U.S. News & World Report's list of top public schools in 2017. The College of Engineering Technology (CET) offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Quality Engineering Technology (QET). The program was created with the help of members of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Admission requirements include completion of a 2-year manufacturing technology program at FSU or 60 credits in technical and general education.
Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI
|School Highlight: Out-of-state students enrolled in the online M.S. program pay Michigan tuition rates.|
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) was ranked #283 for business programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. It was also named a top Midwestern college by The Princeton Review for the same year. EMU offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Quality Management that prepares graduates for the Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or Certified Quality Manager (CQM) credentials, available from ASQ.
California State University - Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA
|School Highlight: M.S. in Quality Assurance program allows students to customize their degree program to their industrial area of focus.|
The university offers both a B.S. and M.S. in Quality Assurance, available both on campus and online. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school's online bachelor's programs #92 overall for 2017. The B.S. program in quality assurance is designed for students who have completed most of their general education requirements; it also includes a measurement sciences option with an emphasis on technical quality and metrics. Unique to the university is the opportunity for students to participate in faculty research efforts.
Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH
|School Highlight: The school's Master of Technology Management degree is delivered completely online, and there is a high rate of job placement for graduating students.|
At BGSU, students can earn an online Master of Technology Management with a specialization in quality systems. The degree is designed to prepare students for management position in the field, and they emphasize lean and six-sigma methods. The school also offers an online Bachelor of Science in Quality Systems; applicants to this program must have already earned an associate's degree and worked for at least one year in the field. The school was ranked #103 among public universities on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report list.
Top Schools with Quality Control Programs
Here are some more schools with strong quality control programs:
- At Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, the associate's degree program in quality assurance is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering *Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA was ranked the 50th best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.
- Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, IN was designated a Center for Academic Excellence in 2014 by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security.
- Enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, is nearly 20% international students.
- NASA Ames Research Center has a long running partner relationship with San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.
- The quality management program through the University of Minnesota in Crookston is available entirely online.
There are many colleges and universities that provide undergraduate and graduate-level educational opportunities in fields related to quality control. Students can find relevant programs on-campus and in online formats.