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Current and aspiring database designers and administrators will develop strategies to design, administer, fine-tune, and maintain databases, plus develop the business acumen needed to excel in the IT industry. Every business depends on the reliability of databases, and it’s up to a skilled database administrator to provide advanced database solutions for those organizations. You’ll learn how to:


  • Design, develop, and maintain database applications
  • Apply data modeling, data warehousing, and performance tuning through the latest technologies
  • Create plans to solve organizational issues and install database solutions

Learn how to strategically develop sound architecture and design as you gain skills in implementing operational databases that help organizations successfully manage their business processes and provide business intelligence.

To learn more about the Information and Communications Technology degree, visit the program overview page.


Required Courses

MS in Information And Communications Technology with a concentration in Database Design and Administration requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

Core courses - 16 qtr. hrs

Core courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.


Concentration courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)

Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.


Elective courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)

Elective courses allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.



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Careers in Database Design and Administration

Titles
Database Manager, IT Database Administration Specialist, Database Architect, Database Developer, Applications Database Manager, Systems Analyst, Database Engineer.

Duties
Develop and maintain IT applications, training, support, research, management, development, administration, information storage and retrieval, data analysis, programming.

Outlook
The demand for database administrators is forecast to grow at a rate much faster than the average for all occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 31% growth rate for database related job openings through 2020. U.S. News and World Report predicts that employers will prefer applicants with master’s degrees, combined with business and information systems background. Associated Content reports that demand for database administrators will grow in such fields as computer systems design, data processing, software publishing, and computer consulting. Database security continues to be a worldwide priority, as both the volume and value of sensitive data continue their dramatic global growth.

Careers In Information and Communications Technology

YOU are in high demand!
One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the US, computer scientist and database administrator job openings are expected to grow 53% in the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the ICT career outlook is incredibly positive, with a 28% employment increase expected within the field. Whether you choose a career at a government agency, large corporation, or small organization, ICT professionals are in high demand—particularly if you have job experience and relevant education in information and communication technology under your belt.

ICT makes the grade.
The best jobs are in IT, according to U.S. News and World Report. From Information Technology Manager to Database Administrator, Software Developer to Web Developer, these jobs crack the top 10 careers on the U.S. News and World Report list of top 100 best jobs, as there is an explosive demand in the IT field. A master's degree is preferred for most positions, according to U.S. News and World Report, which also predicts that a focus on mobile application development will help professionals beat the competition.

Where are they now?
Alumni from University College who graduated with a master's degree in information and communication technology hold job titles such as Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Network Engineer, Managing Consultant, Network Architect, Lead IT Analyst, Data Engineer, and CEO in companies and organizations such as Pratt & Whitney, Ironware Technologies, iBoss Security, PayPal, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Vanguard Communication, CenturyLink, Advanced Program Group, Level 3, Verizon Wireless, IBM, IntelliDyne, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Time Warner, Harland Financial Solutions, and the United States Air Force.

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