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What will I learn?

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology for increasing organizational productivity and efficiency through a structured problem solving process called DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control). The focus is on improving organizational systems and work processes.

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 the deep topical coverage offered in this advanced certificate program.

A graduate certificate, also called an advanced certificate, is a selection of up to five graduate level courses in a particular area of study. It can serve as a stand-alone credential that provides expertise is a specific topic that enhances your professional knowledge base, or it can serve as the entry point to a master's degree. Some students complete an advanced certificate and apply those credit hours later toward a master's degree.

Which department am I in?

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$50,136.00 per year
USD $50,136 is for 12-18 Credit Hours; USD $37,602 for 9 Credit Hours
Start date

10 January 2022, 12 May 2022


Kate Gleason College of Engineering

77 Lomb Memorial Drive,


New York,

14623, United States

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,292.00 per year
USD $1,191 per credit hour
Start date

10 January 2022, 12 May 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.