Rochester Institute of Technology

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Lean Six Sigma Advanced Certificate


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Lean Six Sigma Advanced Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Lean Six Sigma focuses on the use of the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) process and advanced statistical techniques to improve processes and reduce defects. The advanced certificate in Lean Six Sigma is for engineers, process-improvement facilitators, and other practitioners looking to increase their effectiveness or enhance their qualifications to broaden their careers. Industry certifications such as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt are not the focus of this academic program, but students interested in obtaining these credentials are well prepared to do so after completing courses in this program.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in Lean Six Sigma, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

Complete a graduate application.
Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college. 
Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
Have a satisfactory background in statistics (at least one course in probability and statistics).
Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
Submit one letter of recommendation.
International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.
Graduate entrance exams are not required. However, students are welcome to submit scores from the GMAT or the GRE to support their application for admission.



International Student Requirements:

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 12

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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