Develop Your Database Software Development Knowledge and Skills

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Regis University’s graduate certificate in Database Development is designed for professionals with information technology experience who wish to develop and enhance specific database software development knowledge and skills using the Oracle Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
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Database Development (Graduate)

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Please note: this program is no longer accepting new students.

The graduate academic certificate in Database Development provides an introduction to the internal structures and architectures of database management systems and explores data modeling, database design, management concepts and SQL in depth. After building a foundational understanding of database concepts and architecture, students then select two courses from five options covering PL/SQL programming, middleware architecture and database applications, database technologies and SOA, business intelligence and data warehouse design.

Academic study is enhanced in this 12-credit-hour academic certificate as students experience the database technology via hands-on labs that use the latest technology combined with industry best practices.

Total Database Development Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

Program Requirements

Course Requirements (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:
MSCD 600 Database Architecture
MSCD 610 Database Concepts
MSCD 664 Introduction to NoSQL Databases

Elective Requirements (9 credit hours)

Choose three classes from the following electives:
MSCD 610 Database Concepts
MSCD 661 Business Intelligence
MSCD 665 NoSQL Database Concepts using Cassandra
MSCD 667 NoSQL Database Concepts Mongo DB
MSCD 668 NoSQL Database Concepts with Neo4J
MSCD 675/MCT 627 Database Technologies and Service Oriented Architecture
Total Certificate Requirements = 12 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.

All four classes of the graduate academic certificate in Database Development can be applied toward the Master of Science in Database Technologies degree program.

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

How to Apply

Please note: this program is no longer accepting new students.

A candidate for one of the academic certificate programs must possess the prerequisite skills for entry into one of the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) programs and the specific prerequisite skills/knowledge identified in each certificate program. 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.

Regis University’s graduate academic certificates are designed for students who seek new career opportunities, are looking to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and to advance themselves educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science programs. These courses could eventually be included in a CC&IS graduate student's program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Complete the online certificate 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.


    Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year for the Graduate Certificate in Database Development program.