Manage and Develop Database Technologies

The M.S. in Database Technologies (DBT) degree program at Regis University, a Jesuit university, provides the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage database management systems. Courses are offered online and in the classroom at our Denver campus, in eight-week terms.
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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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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Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

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:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • October

Program Requirements

Core Courses (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 664 Introduction to NoSQL Databases
Database Technologies Electives (9 credit hours)
Select three from the following courses:
MSCD 610 Database Concepts
MSCD 640 Oracle® Database Administration
MSCD 642  Database Backup and Recovery 
MSCD 644  Database Performance Tuning 
MSCD 661 Business Intelligence and Analytics
MSCD 665  NoSQL Database Concepts using Cassandra
MSCD 667 NoSQL Database Concepts using MongoDB
MSCD 668 NoSQL Database Concepts using Neo4j
MSCD 675  Database Technologies and Service Oriented Architecture 
MSCD 692  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:
MSCC 693 Graduate Capstone
MSCC 698  Graduate Thesis (advisor permission required)
MSCD 696  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.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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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. 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

  • 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. You can download a transcript request form here.
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard
      Mail Code: P-28
      Denver, CO 80221-1099

    Electronic transcripts may be sent to

  • Admissions essay (Career Goal Statement).  Instructions to upload your completed statement are included in the online application.
  • Submit two recommendation forms. Select professional or academic references only; personal references are not accepted. An electronic recommendation form is included in the online application. Please input the names and email addresses of your references.  Alternatively, references can also be submitted via email to using the form found here
  • Current Resume
  • 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.

Admissions Eligibility

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.

International Applicants

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

Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the M.S. Database Technologies program.