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Information Technology with Database Systems Technology Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


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.

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
Required Courses

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)
  • (3 Credits, 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)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare to manage complex databases for large organizations.

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.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Information Technology with Information Assurance Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online master’s degree in information technology with an information assurance specialization provides a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, cybersecurity, and computer forensics. Perfect for midcareer professionals or career changers, this University of Maryland Global Campus program offers sought-after skills in network and internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, and cryptology, while also strengthening core IT knowledge and project management abilities.

Program Highlights
  • Secure information using knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric keys, protocols for exchanging secure data (including the Data Encryption Standard and the Advanced Encryption Standard), and other cryptographic methods and cryptanalysis tools
  • Protect networks using risk analysis, defense models, security policy development, authentication and authorization controls, firewalls, packet filtering, virtual private networks (VPNs), and wireless network security
  • Respond to attacks with damage assessments, data forensics, attack tracing, and system recovery processes for continuity of operation
  • Identify system vulnerabilities and attack patterns and solve problems with intrusion detection tactics
  • Navigate ethics, relevant laws, regulations, policies, and standards
  • Lead successful teams with advanced project management skills
Required Courses

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 610)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 620)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 630)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 640)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 650)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 660)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the cybersecurity and information assurance field in the areas of network and internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptology, cyber law, and software assurance.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

Expectations

You are expected to have some background in information technology. This background may be acquired through noncredit preparatory coursework, listed below.

Recommendations

If you do not have previous coursework or experience in programming, you are strongly advised to first enroll in UCSP 635 and UCSP 636 to gain the appropriate foundation. Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to improve writing skills.

Program Recognition

UMGC's MS in Information Technology with a specialization in information assurance has been designated a Professional Science Master's degree program through the Council of Graduate Schools.

Cybersecurity Program Recognition

UMGC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Database Systems Technology
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Earn your graduate certificate in database systems technology at University of Maryland Global Campus Europe, and prepare to meet the demand for data professionals who can manage complex databases for large organizations. You can 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.

The database systems technology graduate certificate program will give you thorough instruction on the design, development, and management of data technology and will help you develop the core competencies to conquer your career goals.

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
  • Apply your skills in NoSQL, Oracle 12c, SQL, and UNIX to the professional environment
Required Courses

Course Requirements

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 652)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 663)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 665)
  • (3 Credits, DBST 670)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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