Database Technology - Manage, Implement, Migrate

Regis University’s Master of Science in Database Technologies degree introduces students to the internal structures and architectures of database management systems, the key tasks and functions required of database administrators and the implementation of data security and integrity measures.
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M.S. Database Technologies Degree

Technology Degree Overview

The M.S. in Database Technologies degree curriculum provides the knowledge and skills you need to effectively manage large volumes of data, implement efficient database technology management systems, migrate legacy database systems and determine best practices to organize, store and secure a company’s sensitive data. Students also gain a thorough understanding of relational and object-relational database theory and implementation in concert with the Oracle® database management system. Both on-campus and online technology courses are offered at Regis.

Technology graduates will be prepared for careers in the areas of database engineering and administration, network systems and data communication analytics and management information systems in enterprise and Internet-based environments.

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

  • 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 (Capstone): 3 credit hours

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this database technology degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 36.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

CPS: MS Computer & Info Sciences CORE

MSCC 610 - Information Technology Concepts

Introduces information systems concepts, architectures, and technologies. Emphasizes information systems resources needed to meet organizational mission and objectives. Focuses on information systems from business viewpoint including processes, value proposition, and different types of information systems.

MSCC 630 - Enterprise Architecture

Examines information needed to create adaptive strategies for successfully implementing enterprise architectures. Focuses on strategies that are based on experiences within organizations across multiple industry verticals.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*697;

MSCC 697 - Information Technology Research Methods

Concentrates on project management, proposal preparation, research and thesis writing. Deliverable include abstract proposal outline and research plan. Students research and develop project proposals that are then approved by the faculty.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*610;

CPS: MS in Database Technology

Degree Electives

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Take nine (9) semester hours from the following:
MSCD 640, MSCD 642, MSCD 644, MSCD 650, MSCD 670,
MSCD 675, MSCD 681, MSCD 692

General Electives

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Take nine (9) semester hours from SCIS 600-level courses

MSCD 600 - Database Architecture

Provides an introduction to the internal structures and architectures of database management systems. Focuses on the Oracle10g ORDBMS architecture and associated processes and physical files. Covers general concepts such as design, deployment, and operation. NOTE: Acceptance into the MS program.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*610;

Cross listing(s): MCT 613.

MSCD 610 - Database Concepts

Explores data modeling, database design, management concepts, and SQL3 in-depth. Utilizes Oracle10g ORDBMS and Oracle command line interface, SQL*Plus for all lab work. Provides hands-on experience with an enterprise class, object-relational database management system.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*600 OR MCT*613

Cross listing(s): MCT 614.

Database Technologies Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

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Choose One of the following Exit Strategy Options:
MSCC 693- Graduate Capstone
MSCC 698- Graduate Thesis
MSCD 696- Database Practicum II

Course Descriptions

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MCT 630 Database Performance Tuning (3.00)

Studies database servers from the perspective of optimization and performance. Focuses on techniques for improving data access and storage, emphasizing performance diagnosis and resolution using real-world scenarios.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MCT*615;

Cross listing(s): MSCD 644.

MCT 631 PL/SQL Programming (3.00)

Studies advanced SQL and SQL*Plus concepts and how to write PL/SQL procedures, functions and packages. Topics include extending statements to include Set Operators, and building correlated sub queries and hierarchical queries. Student creates and manages PL/SQL program units and database triggers as a basis for complex application development.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MCT*614;

Cross listing(s): MSCD 650.

MSCC 610 Information Technology Concepts (3.00)

Introduces information systems concepts, architectures, and technologies. Emphasizes information systems resources needed to meet organizational mission and objectives. Focuses on information systems from business viewpoint including processes, value proposition, and different types of information systems.

MSCC 630 Enterprise Architecture (3.00)

Examines information needed to create adaptive strategies for successfully implementing enterprise architectures. Focuses on strategies that are based on experiences within organizations across multiple industry verticals.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*697;

MSCC 693 Graduate Capstone (3.00)

Case-based scenario that emphasizes real-world application of Information Technology knowledge and skills. Simulates a real-world information technology organization where students enhance skills learned in previous courses. Employing critical analysis, students fulfill the final project requirement.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*630

MSCC 697 Information Technology Research Methods (3.00)

Concentrates on project management, proposal preparation, research and thesis writing. Deliverable include abstract proposal outline and research plan. Students research and develop project proposals that are then approved by the faculty.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*610;

MSCC 698 Graduate Thesis (3.00)

Students complete a masters thesis that is a substantial body of original scholarly work in the area of information technology.

MSCD 600 Database Architecture (3.00)

Provides an introduction to the internal structures and architectures of database management systems. Focuses on the Oracle10g ORDBMS architecture and associated processes and physical files. Covers general concepts such as design, deployment, and operation. NOTE: Acceptance into the MS program.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*610;

Cross listing(s): MCT 613.

MSCD 610 Database Concepts (3.00)

Explores data modeling, database design, management concepts, and SQL3 in-depth. Utilizes Oracle10g ORDBMS and Oracle command line interface, SQL*Plus for all lab work. Provides hands-on experience with an enterprise class, object-relational database management system.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*600 OR MCT*613

Cross listing(s): MCT 614.

MSCD 640 Oracle Database Administration (3.00)

Examines key tasks and functions required of a database administrator in a production environment. Students create, start up, and manage a database. In addition, students implement data security and integrity measures and grant access privileges to individual database users.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCD*610 OR MCT*614;

Cross listing(s): MCT 615.

MSCD 642 Database Backup & Recovery (3.00)

Studies the critical tasks of planning and implementing database backup and recovery strategies. Explores backup methodologies based on business requirements in a typical enterprise and utilizes multiple strategies to recover from different types of recovery failures.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*640

Cross listing(s): MCT 629.

MSCD 644 Database Performance Tuning (3.00)

Studies database servers from the perspective of optimization and performance. Focuses on techniques for improving data access and storage, emphasizing performance diagnosis and resolution using real-world scenarios.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*640

Cross listing(s): MCT 630.

MSCD 650 PL/SQL Programming (3.00)

Studies advanced SQL and SQL*Plus concepts and how to write PL/SQL procedures, functions and packages. Topics include extending statements to include Set Operators, and building correlated sub queries and hierarchical queries. Student creates and manages PL/SQL program units and database triggers as a basis for complex application development.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*610

Cross listing(s): MCT 631.

MSCD 661 Business Intelligence (3.00)

Architectures, theories, methodologies and technologies that transform structured, semi-structured and unstructured data into meaningful and useful information. Covers analysis of enterprise data requirements to develop queries, reports and building OLAP cubes that use business analytics to answer complex business questions.

MSCD 670 Middleware Architectures & Database Apps (3.00)

Examines middleware implementation of portals using Oracle's advanced 10gAS platform as an application study. Focuses on middleware design, development and administration of web- based enterprise portal technology. Explores B2B applications, case studies, and Internet access to the database.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCD*610 OR MCT*614;

Cross listing(s): MCT 616.

MSCD 675 Database Technologies and SOA (3.00)

Introduces SOA, middleware, with enterprise architecture, interoperability and loose coupling. Explores technical and organizational perspectives and alignment using design principles and industry-standard organizational models. Includes hands-on implementation of distributed Web Services-based interfaces to database system.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCD*670;

Cross listing(s): MCT 627.

MSCD 681 Data Warehouse Design (3.00)

Data warehouse design includes in-depth exploration of organizational decision based on data repository, focusing on requirements, data warehouse design, data extraction and data stores. Includes business intelligence systems implications with hands-on approach to design.

Pre-requisite: MSCD*600, MSCD*610

MSCD 692 Database Practicum I (3.00)

Simulates a real-world information technology organization where students enhance skills learned in previous database courses. Provides a research platform that can be used towards the collection of data to fulfill the thesis requirement.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*630 AND MSCD*640;

Cross listing(s): MCT 692.

MSCD 696 Database Practicum II (3.00)

Continuation of Database Practicum I. Simulates a real-world information technology organization where students enhance skills learned in previous database courses. Provides a research platform that can be used towards the collection of data to fulfill the thesis requirement.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCD*692;

Cross listing(s): MCT 696.

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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.

  • 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

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • 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 CPS Admission Office. 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.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
 Spring 8W2, 2014 March 3, 2014 Feb. 3, 2014
 Summer 8W1, 2014 May 5, 2014 Apr. 7, 2014
 Summer 8W2, 2014 June 30, 2014 June 2, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Regis University Degree Tuition: M.S. in Database Technologies

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $24,735 36 $685 $75
Online $25,275 36 $700 $75

Directed study costs $700 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.