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IT Master's Degree
Database Systems Technology

Information Technology with Database Systems Technology Specialization
Master's Specialization
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Learn the newest management methods and tools for today's data-driven world.

Learn to manage complex databases for large organizations with an online master’s degree in information technology with a database systems technology specialization from University of Maryland Global Campus. Develop expertise in relational and distributed databases and acquire the newest knowledge in data warehousing, mining, modeling, security, and other sought-after areas of database administration. This hands-on program prepares you for several certifications as you study the latest management methods and tools for today's data-driven world.

Total Credits Required: 36

  • Required Core Courses: 12
  • Required Specialization Courses: 24

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)
  • DBST 652
  • (3 Credits, DBST 660)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 663)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 665)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 667)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 668)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 670)

  • UCSP 615 must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.
  • ITEC 625 and ITEC 626 must be taken as the first two courses, and must be completed before beginning specialization coursework.
  • ITEC 610 is not a required core course for this specialization.
  • ITEC 625 and ITEC 626 must be taken as the first two courses, and must be completed before beginning specialization coursework.
  • DBST 651 is prerequisite for all other specialization coursework and may not be taken concurrently with other specialization coursework.
  • You must complete all other specialization coursework before taking DBST 670.

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in data science, a vertical pathway between UMGC undergraduate and graduate programs in this field allows you to reduce your total coursework for graduate data analytics programs by 6 credits.

If eligible, you may be awarded credit for the following courses:

  • Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMGC
    (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
  • Data Management and Visualization
    (6 Credits, DATA 620)

You should enroll in the graduate data analytics program within two years of completing your undergraduate degree in data science.

Program Highlights

  • Manage, mine, model, and warehouse data
  • Utilize your database administration and security techniques and skills
  • Use ETL for data warehousing
  • Complete projects using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio

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Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

If you do not have demonstrated experience or prior coursework in software programming, you may be required to complete additional coursework. Consult an academic advisor for more information.

Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to improve writing skills.

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