The Department of Applied Engineering offers courses leading to the MS degree with a major in manufacturing systems technology. Manufacturing systems technology is a field of study designed to prepare management oriented technical professionals. The program balances academic instruction with practical applications in manufacturing systems to provide graduates with a broad base of knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and control production in manufacturing facilities.
Specifically, the purpose of this master’s program is to produce industrial leaders who:
Make decisions to integrate appropriate technologies into manufacturing operations.
Apply advanced principles and practices used in manufacturing systems.
Creatively use technology in solving practical problems in the manufacturing environment.
Manage technology systems in manufacturing industries.
Required Application Materials
Applicants for the MS with a major in manufacturing systems technology may be permitted to enroll in one semester of graduate course work while completing all other general application procedure requirements.
Applicants for the MS with a major in manufacturing systems technology must submit all of the following documentation to the College of Graduate Studies, Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602, to be considered for admission:
Official transcripts(s) from all postsecondary institutions attended. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University.)
Official tests scores on the GMAT, General Test of the GRE, or MAT.
Three “Graduate Reference Forms” completed by individuals who can provide qualitative assessment of the applicant’s potential for success in graduate course work. This form is available in the office of the College of Graduate Studies or online at http:///www.jsu.edu/graduate/student-resources/index.html
If English is not the applicant’s native language, the applicant is required to submit an official TOEFL score report or an IELTS score report.
An undergraduate degree in technology is not required for admission, but candidates with other degrees may be required to complete additional undergraduate courses based on evaluation of academic and professional experiences.
Applicants must meet one of the following admission formula requirements. For purposes of computing the undergraduate grade-point average, a 4.0 grade-point scale is used. The plus (+) and minus (-) grades from undergraduate transcripts are not used in calculating the GPA.
A total of 30 graduate semester hours is required for the degree including 21 semester hours (seven courses) of manufacturing systems technology courses, nine semester hours in approved electives, or comprehensive project.