Master of Science in Information Technology: Database Systems Technology

The Master of Science in Information Technology program provides a broad technical understanding of current and evolving technologies in the IT field with an emphasis on moving technology from the laboratory to the realm of business development through its program core courses.

Database Systems Technology (DBST) Specialization

Database technology is pervasive in our society and is considered a core component of most businesses. The Database Systems Technologies specialization will focus on the design, development, and management of database technologies. The primary focus will be on relational databases. In addition to basic courses, there is opportunity to study distributed databases, data warehousing, data mining, database administration, and database security. Laboratory experiences are included in most courses.

Career Path

The Master of Science program in Information Technology serves careers at the entry, mid-, or upper-level positions, depending upon the prior level of experience of the candidate.

Database Systems Technology

  • Technical Leader
  • Manager of Data Management Systems
  • Database Administrator

Course Requirements

Recommendations

Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take COMM 600, Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3).

Core Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
  • ITEC 625 Computer Systems Architecture (3)
  • ITEC 626 Information Systems Infrastructure (3)
  • ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
  • ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)

Core Rules

  • ITEC 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.
  • Students must complete 6 credits of core coursework before beginning specialization coursework.

Database Systems Technology (DBST) Specialization Required Courses

  • DBST 651 Relational Database Systems (3)
  • DBST 652 Advanced Relational/Object-Relational Database Systems (3)
  • DBST 663 Distributed Database Management Systems (3)
  • DBST 665 Data Warehouse Technologies (3)
  • DBST 667 Data Mining (3)
  • DBST 668 Database Security (3)
Capstone Course

DBST 670 Database Systems Administration (3)

Specialization Rules

  • DBST 651 is prerequisite for all other specialization coursework and may not be taken concurrently with other specialization coursework.
  • All other specialization coursework must be completed before taking DBST 670.

Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.

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Dual Degree Options

With just a few additional courses, you can enhance the power of your MSIT by pursuing a second degree in the following areas:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy

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