The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS) is an accredited institution that delivers degree and certificate programs to adult professionals in the private and military sectors online*, on-site, and a combination of the two called blended format.
NGS programs are delivered throughout the country in a highly interactive format by faculty practitioners who combine real-world experience with academic excellence. Our emphasis on practical application enables you to leverage your accomplishments in your current job while advancing your knowledge with proven strategies for success.
Additionally, NGS is committed to stewarding, contributing to, and advancing the body of knowledge in the areas of Quality Systems Management, Six Sigma practices, Health Systems and Homeland Security & Defense through its research, publications, and programs.
- Accelerated degree programs
- Onsite and online
- Work-related project
- Combination of practical application and theory
- Diverse student body
NGS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.
Individuals may also contact:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods #100
Burlington, MA 018033
855 886 3272
NGS is an independent institution duly authorized not-for-profit corporation recognized by the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 501c(3), with the express purpose of conveying business-related education.
Main campus and offices are headquartered on picturesque Cape Cod at 186 Jones Road, Falmouth, MA 02540.
The Master of Science Program in Quality Systems Management is available in the onsite format in Massachusetts.
Principle Branch Campus Locations:
Loechler Building, 2121 5th Ave. Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92101
9220 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 200/16, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
318 East Nakoma, Suite #102, San Antonio, TX 78216
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201
The following programs are available in the onsite, blended, and online formats in the states of California, Florida, Texas, and Virginia and on military installations within the United States:
Doctor of Business Administration in Quality Systems Management
Master of Science in Quality Systems Management
Master of Science plus Green Belt in Six Sigma Certificate (dual credential)
Bachelor of Science Completion Program in Quality Systems Management
Post-Doctoral “Concept: Conceptualize Your Book” Certificate
Post-Doctoral “Research: Converting Academic Data into Manuscript Style” Certificate
Post-Doctoral “Writing: Do the Work-Write” Certificate
Black Belt in Six Sigma Certificate
Green Belt in Six Sigma Certificate
Homeland Security Certificate
Fall 2012 Full Time Enrollment (FTE)
Fall 2012 Full Time Enrollment (IPEDS as of October 15, 2012)
Undergraduate FTE: 85
Gradate FTE: 209
Total Fall Enrollmente FTE: 294
Fall 2012 Student Characteristics (IPEDS as of October 15, 2012)
Percent of students who are female: 36%
Percent of students who are male: 64%
Percent of students who are full-time: 100%
Percent of all students by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Black or African American: 27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Two or more races: 3%
Race and ethnicity unknown: 5%
Nonresident alien: 0%
Percent of undergraduate students by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Black or African American: 11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Two or more races: 5%
Race and ethnicity unknown: 8%
Nonresident alien: 0%
Percent of undegraduate students by age:
24 and under: 1%
25 and over: 99%
Age unknown: 0%
Completions (IPEDS July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012)
Bachelor of Science: 26
Master of Science: 63
Doctor of Business Administration: 20
Retention & Graduation Rates (2010-2011)
Undergraduate: 72% retention; 82% graduation
Graduate: 88% retention; 95% graduation
(Graduation rates of those retained.)
Faculty/Student ratio: 5:1
Faculty members: 257
Full-time Faculty: 16
Part-time Faculty: 241
(subject to change)
BS*, MS, DBA* in Quality Systems Management
Homeland Security and Defense
The NGS delivery model of degree and certificate programs responds to a demand for an accelerated program format focused on working adults. All NGS degree and certificate programs are full-time. Programs are delivered in low residence format, online, and/or a combination of the two, called blended. Low residency courses are offered face-to-face in the traditional classroom setting, either one evening per week or in weekend sessions taught by professors who are Quality Management, Health Systems, Homeland Security & Defense seasoned practitioners at learning sites nationally. These sites are supported by online course materials, library resources, and student services from the Main Campus in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The online format enables students to complete degree requirements from their homes or places of work. Advisement and additional coursework assistance are provided by professors. Blended learning, a combination of traditional and online, begins with an initial in-residence meeting, a webinar and concludes via independent study that requires weekly updates to the professor and submission of assignments online. All NGS programs require project work which results in tangible, measurable improvements in organizational performance. The only program available in Massachusetts is the Master of Science in Quality Systems Management. Online programs & courses and specialization courses are not available to Massachusetts residents.
Faculty practitioners deliver the programs and use their real-world experiences to enhance the curriculum and make the classroom a more interactive environment.
Students begin their studies in cohorts in either the spring or fall and continue without breaks in the instruction to degree completion. Students register for all courses at the beginning of the program. Each is offered in succession therefore cohorts begin and end together. It is never necessary to worry whether a course is available or to wait another semester to complete a required course.
*Not available in Massachusetts. Not available to Massachusetts residents.