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.
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M.S. Database Technologies

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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Program Requirements

Core Requirements (9 credit hours)
MSCC 610 Information Technology Concepts
MSCC 630 Enterprise Architecture
MSCC 697 IT Research Methods
Degree Requirements (6 credit hours)
MSCD 600 Database Architecture
MSCD 610 Database Concepts
Degree Electives (9 credit hours)
Select  3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following:
MSCD 640 Oracle® Database Administration
MSCD 642  Database Backup and Recovery 
MSCD 644  Database Performance Tuning 
MSCD 650  PL/SQL Programming 
MSCD 661 Business Intelligence and Analytics
MSCD 670  Middleware Architecture and Database Applications 
MSCD 675  Database Technologies and Service Oriented Architecture 
MSCD 681  Data Warehouse Design 
MSCD 692  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:
MSCC 693 Graduate Capstone
MSCC 698  Graduate Thesis 
MSCD 696  Database Practicum II* 
*MSCD 692 is a prerequisite to MSCD 696 

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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Admission Criteria

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: $50.00 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*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
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.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $25,610 36 $710 $50
Online $25,610 36 $710 $50

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