Online Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Technology

Degree Overview

Manufacturing Systems Technology is a field of study designed to prepare management-oriented technical professionals for effective leadership in the manufacturing sector. 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.

Program Requirements

  • The program is 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework
  • The 30 hours are comprised of 24 hours of major coursework and 6 hours of elective courses
  • Courses are scheduled according to the 2023-2026 Course Rotation Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from an institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association. An undergraduate degree in an engineering field 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 submit the following materials:

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities with degrees posted. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the university.)
  4. International student applicants must see the International Student Applicants section of this catalog for other application and enrollment requirements.

Deadline dates for applications and receipt of all required application materials are:

Application Deadlines
July 1 Fall Admission
November 1 Spring Admission

Any exceptions to these deadlines must be granted by the graduate program chair.

This is a fully online program. There are no traditional or hybrid courses offered on campus.

We do not have required meeting times for online classes (that is, where students must log into the system at a particular point in time). Students may log in at times that are most convenient to them to complete assignments, participate in discussions, or work on other course tasks. Students are not required to visit our physical campus.

Students are encouraged to develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, combining their work experiences, course instruction, assigned readings, and discussions with classmates. JSU uses the Canvas Learning Management System. Students participate in Teams meetings, discussions (large group and small group), and peer-reviewed presentations, just to name a few of the interactive course activities.

Students may earn up to six hours of elective credit for professional, post-baccalaureate work experience. Eligible students apply for work experience credit during their first semester of enrollment.

It is recommended that students select electives that complement their career goals. For example, for students interested in management positions, they should select some graduate business classes. Students working in the education area should select some graduate education classes. Elective options are flexible so that the degree steers the student towards his or her career goals.

Jacksonville State University's current tuition and fee rates for graduate online education classes may be found on the Office of Student Accounts page. Each course in the MFG program is a three-credit hour course.

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The master of science program in Manufacturing Systems Technology is accredited by ATMAE.