Medical Technology Quality (M.S.)



Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.


The MTQ Full-Time program is a two-year, 38-credit program with an industry internship.

Students take a minimum of 8 credits per semester in the fall and spring semesters. 

It is designed for international students and others who can register for a full-time program and participate in an industry internship.

The industry internship requires 2 credits in the fall and spring semesters of the second year. Students will spend about 20 hours per week in the medical quality department of a local medical device company.

The internship combines the application of what students have learned in coursework with mentoring by clinical professionals in a variety of clinical activities.

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Program Track

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • MTQ-620 Medical Device & Regulatory Fundamentals, 3 cr.
  • MTQ-626 Medical Technology Quality Systems, 3 cr.
  • ACR-622 Life Cycle of the Clinical Product, 2 cr.

Spring Semester

  • MTQ-622 Quality Engineering, 3 cr.
  • MTQ-628 Design Control and Product Development, 4 cr.
  • Elective, 1 – 3 cr.1

Summer Semester

  • MTQ-624 Risk Management, 3 cr.

Year 2

Fall Semester

  • MTQ-630 Design Verification, Validation, & Clinical Evaluation, 3 cr.
  • MTQ-632 Manufacturing Process Development & Validation, 3 cr.
  • MTQ-644 Medical Technology Quality Internship, 2 cr.

Spring Semester

  • MTQ-634 Corrective Action & Preventative Action (CAPA), 3 cr.
  • MTQ- 636 Process Control & Monitoring, 3 cr
  • MTQ-644 Medical Technology Quality Internship, 2 cr.

Summer Semester

  • MTQ-638 Supplier Development & Management, 3 cr.
1Year 1 spring semester elective requires a minimum of 1 credit.  With advisor approval, options include 1 – 2 credits of independent study or a 3 credit RAS, ACR or MTQ course.