MSQA from CSU(DH) Online Courses - California State University

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Brian Myers

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I am restarting an old thread....

There was a question a few years ago about the California State Univ. Online MSQA program. No one responded on the quality of the school or the program. I would like to here any feedback anyone can give on the program and school, I am seriously considering enrolling in it very soon.

I have considered the MSEM programs, but none are location/media advantageous to me currently, and the MBA track just isn't what I am interested in at this point. I have a BS in Mechanical, a Minor in Economics, and have developed a passion for the Quality Assurance aspects of Engineering and Manufacturing. I have spent my career (so far) in Quality and Program Management and the MSQA seems to be the most logical (and interesting) path for my continuing ed.

Thanks,
Brian
 
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ralphsulser

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Also check out Southern Polytechnic State Univ. in Marietta, Ga.
Graig H got his MSQA there, and I have been there for TS 16949 LA certification.
 
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Brian Myers

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ralphsulser said:
Also check out Southern Polytechnic State Univ. in Marietta, Ga.
Graig H got his MSQA there, and I have been there for TS 16949 LA certification.

Thanks!

Any feedback on the instruction, instructors, or school? I want to make sure I know as much as possible from students before I jump in...

Brian
 
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ralphsulser

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Spsu-msqa

Graig H is an active Cove Member and Moderator, you could lookup his profile and send him a private e-mail. I think this was also discussed here, and there should be some posts about it. Try a search on the Cove.
 
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Craig H.

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Hi, folks!

I cannot comment on the quality of the professors now, because the main ones I had have retired. That said, assuming that the same caliber of people was hired as replacements you can expect the best.

My undergrad is from UGA. While I like Athens, the undergrads (you know the 80% that pays a good bit of the fare for the other 20%) were treated badly, IMO. SPSU is completely the opposite, and not just for their MSQA folks.

Another word about instructors. While the professors are good, for several classes you have to do group projects. This was my first experience doing that, and have never actually met a few of my co-conspirators face to face. There was only one case where I had a problem with one of the team members who did not do their work. The other two of us had worked all quarter and kept trying to contact him. When he finally emailed us for the first time 2 days from the due date, we turned him over to the professor, who took remedial action.

The other teams I worked with were great (even that one with the deadbeat was fun). For one class we designed a quality design plan for Dick Tracey-type cell phone wrist communicators. Cool (OK, so I'm a geek).

The up side of this kind of learning is that you can make almost all of it fit your schedule. The down side (if you want to call it that) is that you have to actually find time to make yourself do the work. The professors and your classmates are accessible, but YOU have to do the work. If you are not ready to make the commitment of time and energy, don't step into these waters.

If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them.

Craig H.
 

Hershal

Metrologist-Auditor
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I can offer an insight to CSUDH.....I know some of the instructors.....most are working professionals in the field they instruct, and I have worked with at least one that I know well.

It is entirely on-line, though a physical campus does exist.

I have no first hand knowledge of how good the Measurement Science emphasis is so I cannot comment on it.

During Measurement Science Conference (MSC) I can try to get more information if desired.

Hope this helps.

Hershal
 
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Brian Myers

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I changed my mind, but still applied...

Thanks to everyone who responded. I have actually applied for the Graduate Program (online) at CSU, but I chose to go the MSEM route instead of the MSQA program. I decided that my career is probably better served with a degree in the Management Track.

I am now officially holding my breath!!:eek:

Brian
 
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