Technology Degree Overview
The M.S. in Database Technologies (DBT) degree curriculum introduces students to the internal structures and architectures of database management systems, the key tasks and functions required of database administrators and database software developers. The DBT program provides the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage large volumes of data, implement and administer efficient DBT management systems, migrate legacy database systems to newer database technologies, and determine the best practices to organize, store, and secure a company’s sensitive data. Students experience the database technology via hands-on labs that use the latest technology combined with industry best practices. Students gain a thorough understanding of relational theory and implementation in concert with the Oracle relational database management system. Students are also exposed to new types of database technologies, such as NoSQL Databases.
Please see the Program of Study Diagram for this technology degree to learn more.
Total M.S. in Database Technologies Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours (12 courses)
- Core course requirements: 9 credit hours
- Degree course requirements: 6 credit hours
- Database technologies electives: 9 credit hours
- 600-level general electives: 9 credit hours
- Degree completion requirements (DB Practicum, Capstone or Thesis): 3 credit hours
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|Core Requirements (9 credit hours)
||Information Technology Concepts
||IT Research Methods
|Degree Requirements (6 credit hours)
|Degree Electives (9 credit hours)
Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following:
||Oracle® Database Administration
||Database Backup and Recovery
||Database Performance Tuning
||Business Intelligence and Analytics
||Middleware Architecture and Database Applications
||Database Technologies and Service Oriented Architecture
||Data Warehouse Design
||Database Practicum I
|General Electives (9 credit hours)
|Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from any School of Computer & Information Sciences 600-level courses.
|Degree Completion Requirement (3 credit hours)
Select 1 class (3 credit hours) from the following:
||Database Practicum II*
|*MSCD 692 is a prerequisite to MSCD 696
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 36 credit hours
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.
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How to Apply
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The Master of Science in Database Technologies degree requires students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programming, computer networking and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas. Not all supplemental courses must be completed prior to applying to the program, but must be completed prior to enrolling in core technology courses.
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation.
Materials Needed for Application and Admission
- Complete the online graduate application
- Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
- Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. If official transcripts are not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcripts are received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcripts from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
- Two years of work experience (does not have to be computer related)
- Current resume
- Faculty interview
- Required admission essay
- Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
- Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Class Starts & Application Deadlines*
|Summer 8W1, 2015
||May 4, 2015
||April 6, 2015
|Summer 8W2, 2015
||June 29, 2015
||June 1, 2015
|Fall 8W1, 2015
||August 24, 2015
||July 27, 2015
|Fall 8W2, 2015
||October 19, 2015
||September 21, 2015
|Spring 8W1, 2016
||January 11, 2016
||December 14, 2015
*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.
2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014
||Estimated Total Program Cost
||Credit Hours Required
||Cost per Credit Hour
||Estimated Fees for Program
Directed study costs $700 per credit hour.
Please note: Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.