Manage and Develop Database Technologies
Information is considered an asset by every type of organization, whether it is a corporation, government agency, non-profit organization or any other type of institution. Regis University’s Master of Science in Database Technologies degree equips students with the essential knowledge to manage databases and to develop database applications.
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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What class formats are available?
Database Technologies courses are offered online and in the classroom. The convenience of online database technologies courses let you work and attend school at the same time, working toward your degree without sacrificing your paycheck.
When do Database Technologies classes start at Regis University?
Courses are offered in eight-week terms that begin in:
|Core Courses (9 credit hours)
||Information Technology Concepts
||IT Research Methods
|Degree Requirements (6 credit hours)
||Introduction to NoSQL Databases
|Database Technologies Electives (9 credit hours)
Select three from the following courses:
||Oracle® Database Administration
||Database Backup and Recovery
||Database Performance Tuning
||Business Intelligence and Analytics
||NoSQL Database Concepts using Cassandra
||NoSQL Database Concepts using MongoDB
||NoSQL Database Concepts using Neo4j
||Database Technologies and Service Oriented Architecture
||Database Practicum I
|Electives (9 credit hours)
|Select three courses from any College of Computer & Information Sciences 600-level courses.
|Degree Completion Requirements (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following:
||Graduate Thesis (advisor permission required)
||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. Three or more years of relevant work experience OR a bachelor’s degree within the past two years in a relevant computer information sciences field is required.
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.
Materials Needed for Application and Admission
All completed applications for admissions will be reviewed. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is recommended. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 and/or those applicant who do not meet the work experience requirement will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to take one 500-level foundational course (3 credits) prior to beginning their 600-level graduate program coursework. A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in the 500-level foundational course to continue progressing through the 600-level graduate program coursework.
It is recommended that applications are submitted one month in advance of desired start date to ensure adequate processing time and optimize class availability options. Completed applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.
Your application file, including all required documents, must be completed to be considered for admission. Keep in mind that classes can reach capacity, so you are encouraged to apply now for admission consideration.
All completed application materials should be submitted at least six to eight weeks in advance of your intended start date. It takes longer to process international applications. Visit the academic calendar here.
Tuition & Fees
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