|Major Code: 8422
||Degree Awarded: Master of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Online
||Admission Status: Graduate
|Admission Materials: none
||Location(s): Redstone/Huntsville, AL; Virtual Site
The Master of Science in Information Technology - Database Administration degree program provides individuals the skills to manage and analyze the data needs for an organization or company, and determine how data is stored logically, efficiently and securely. The objectives of the degree are to provide an enhanced focus on data and database topics in the information technology spectrum and meet the growing demand for database professionals.
The program offers students the understanding, tools and experience to manage and administer databases, and covers such topics as database optimization, security, data warehousing and recovery planning, and gives hands-on experience in the latest relational database management systems. The skills provided will prepare students in the areas of data analysis, design and administration.
The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; however, the degree need not be in business administration, information systems or information technology. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students are not required to take the GRE to be accepted into the program.
The Master of Science in Information Technology - Database Administration is conferred on students who successfully complete 33 credit hours of curriculum outlined below.