Manufacturing Systems Technology (Master of Science)

Application Deadlines

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

Date Event
July 1 Fall Admission
November 1 Spring Admission
April 1 Summer Admission

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

Application Materials Required for the MS with a Major in Manufacturing Systems Technology

Applicants for the MS with a major in Manufacturing Systems Technology may be permitted to enroll in one semester of graduate coursework (if they are a U.S. citizen and degree posted transcripts have been received) 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 Graduate Admissions to be considered for admission:

Graduate Admissions
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602

  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. Official tests scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) taken within five years of application.
    Official GMAT scores are only required for applicants whose undergraduate degree is not from an ATMAE or ABET accredited program or whose degree GPA from an ATMAE or ABET accredited program is below a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  5. International student applicants must see the International Student Applicants section of this catalog for other application and enrollment requirements.

Admission Requirements for the MS with a Major in Manufacturing Systems Technology

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 are admitted on a selective basis upon review of the completed application package.

Applicants for whom the GMAT is not waived must meet one of the following admission formula requirements. For purposes of computing the undergraduate grade point average, a 4.00 grade point scale is used. The plus (+) and minus (-) grades from undergraduate transcripts are not used in calculating the GPA.

Unconditional Admission

Unconditional Admission Requires the Following:

  • An undergraduate degree from an ATMAE or ABET accredited program with a degree GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or
  • A minimum GMAT score of 400 or equivalent GRE score. 

Conditional Admission

  • An applicant failing to meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be considered for conditional admission upon recommendation from the departmental graduate faculty with approval from the Dean of Graduate Studies.

A student admitted on a conditional basis must attain a minimum GPA of 3.00 on the first 12 semester hours of graduate courses attempted. Failure to meet these conditions will result in the student being dropped from graduate studies.

Minimum Requirements for the MS with a Major in Manufacturing Systems Technology

An overall 3.00 GPA is required on all coursework attempted for the master’s degree. Transfer credit cannot be used to raise the GPA to the required 3.00.

Course Title Credits
MFG 505Manufacturing Operational Systems I3
MFG 507Manufacturing Operational Systems II3
MFG 511Manufacturing Computer/Information Systems3
MFG 515Manufacturing Systems Simulation3
MFG 521Manufacturing Value Analysis3
MFG 531Automated Manufacturing Technology3
MFG 540Safety and Health Administration3
MFG 595Project Development and Management3
6 Hours of 500+ Electives6
Total Hours30

Graduation and Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive exam is required for this degree; please see the graduate advisor for full details. All students must apply for graduation by the given deadline of the semester in which they plan to graduate. Please see the Graduation and Comprehensive Exam section of this catalog for more information.