Masters - Computer Science: Database Systems

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Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Database Systems program is designed to provide you with an understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, and database management. Learn more about CTU's Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Database Systems program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Database Systems program at Colorado Technical University is offered on-campus and online and includes coursework aimed at providing a solid foundation in computer systems and database management. You will have the opportunity to examine computer networking systems, TCP/IP protocol, software project management, information systems security, and systems engineering methods. Concentration coursework includes a comprehensive study of database design, data warehouses, data marts, and distributed database systems. You can gain skills in database administration, such as transaction management, performance monitoring, back-up and recovery, query processing, and concurrency control. The program includes methods of managerial leadership, ethical decision-making, and the opportunity to complete a computer science capstone project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to the Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Database Systems program, you should have a strong background in math and computer science, as well as intermediate skills in an object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Database Systems is a 44-credit program. You will complete 24 computer science credits and 20 database systems credits. Programs offered online may vary slightly from programs offered on-campus, and may have additional hardware and software requirements.

Computer Science Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
CS 635 Computer Networking
CS 640 Software Project Management
CS 651 Computer Systems Security Foundations
CS 660 Database Systems
CS 672 systems Engineering Methods
INTD 670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

Database Systems Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
CS 681 Database Design
CS 682 Database Administration
CS 683 Data Warehouse
CS 685 Distributed Databases
CS 698
OR
ELE
Computer Science Capstone
OR
Any 600 level course

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

CTU's Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Database Systems program is designed to prepare you for positions designing, implementing, and managing complex database systems. Positions you may wish to pursue could include:

  • Database administrator
  • Software engineer
  • Information technology manager

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.