2018-2019 Catalog

Master of Science in Quality Assurance (33 units)

Admission Requirements

  1. To be admitted into the Master of Science in Quality Assurance Program, students must meet the following requirements:
  2. Meet all CSU Dominguez Hills graduate admission requirements.
  3. A baccalaureate degree from a four-year accredited institution is required. An undergraduate major in engineering or science is preferred. Please see the note below.
  4. A grade point average of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units of upper division course work attempted.
  5. Good standing at the last institution attended.
  6. Meet all other university admission requirements.

The baccalaureate degree should have included the following:

  Semester Units
Calculus (integral and differential)6
Chemistry (general)3
Physics3
Mathematical Statistics & Theories of Probability (upper division)6
Principles of Computer Technology3

NOTE: Individuals from other undergraduate disciplines who demonstrate exceptional promise may be admitted to the program, pending completion of additional undergraduate prerequisite coursework or other demonstrations of competence as determined by the Quality Assurance Academic Program Committee. All special admissions are subject to approval by the Quality Assurance Academic Program Committee.

Degree Requirements

  1. Complete 33 semester units of approved graduate work.
  2. Complete at least 24 semester units in residence.
  3. Successfully complete the major courses listed below.
  4. Complete all coursework with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B).
  5. Complete a culminating project or thesis.
  6. Successfully complete the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
  7. In addition to the major requirements, students must meet all university requirements for the master's degree. Students should consult the section of the University Catalog entitled "Requirements for the Master's Degree."

MSQA students choose from one of the following two programs. Each student should contact the MSQA coordinator prior to taking classes.

Manufacturing (33 units)

A. Required Courses (30 units):

QAS 510Advanced Probability and Statistics

3

QAS 511Quality Function Management and TQM

3

QAS 512Reliability

3

QAS 513Statistical Quality Control and Sampling

3

QAS 514Advanced Experimental Design

3

QAS 515Human Factors in Quality Assurance

3

QAS 516Measurement and Testing Techniques

3

QAS 518Quality Project Management and Productivity

3

QAS 598Directed Research

3

QAS 599Project

3

Electives: Select 3 additional units with the assistance of an advisor.

Service and Health Care (33 units)

A.  Required Courses (24 units):

QAS 511Quality Function Management and TQM

3

QAS 515Human Factors in Quality Assurance

3

QAS 518Quality Project Management and Productivity

3

QAS 530Statistical Quality Control (SQC) for Service Professionals

3

QAS 531Customer Satisfaction and Quality Assurance

3

QAS 532Quality Assurance of the Service Delivery Process

3

QAS 598Directed Research

3

QAS 599Project

3

Electives:160;Select 9 additional units with the assistance of an advisor.

B.  Electives

QAS 521 Process Control and Capability

3

QAS 522Applied Systems Reliability, Maintainability and Safety

3

QAS 523Software Reliability

3

QAS 525ISO 9000 & The Audit Function

3

QAS 526Supplier Quality Assurance

3

QAS 527Quality Measurement

3

QAS 534Change Management

3

QAS 535Lean Manufacturing

3

QAS 536 Six Sigma Principles and Applications

3

QAS 537Quality Function Deployment: Understanding Customer Requirement

3

QAS 538 Evaluation and Outcome Analysis for Healthcare Delivery

3

QAS 539Good Manufacturing Practices

3

QAS 540Food and Drug Law

3

QAS 541Biomedical Quality Control Methods

3

QAS 542Risk Management in FDA Regulated Industries

3

QAS 594Independent Study In Assurance Science

1-4

QAS 595Special Topics by Directed Study: Quality Assurance Applications

3