Master of Science in Computer Science - Database Systems

Building on the Master of Science in Computer Systems program core, the concentration courses are designed to provide the foundation and focused knowledge for those interested in the database systems field. Successful organizations recognize the importance of high-performance database management systems. Specialized skills are required to design, configure, and manage data warehouses. The Database Systems concentration provides the opportunity to attain education competencies necessary to effectively analyze, design, implement and optimize complex data repositories and to transform data into powerful information systems for business.

For the third year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Computer Science degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    CS627Design and Analysis of Algorithms4
    CS630Modern Operating Systems4
    CS635Computer Networking4
    CS651Computer Systems Security Foundations4
    CS660Database Systems4
    CS672Systems Engineering Methods4
    CS698Computer Science Capstone4
    Total Credit Hours:28
    Courses: Concentration
    CS681Database Design4
    CS682Database Administration4
    CS683Data Warehouse4
    CS685Distributed Databases4
    ELEAny 600 level course4
    Total Credit Hours:20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Preparatory Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Computer Science degree program is designed to provide technical depth in computer science and in the three concentration areas—software engineering, security and database management systems. In order to achieve this depth a solid foundation in mathematics, computer science, and the student’s concentration area is required. In addition, the student must have an intermediate level of ability to program in a current object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java, such as is provided by CS215 or IT215. Students who have the required background but need to refresh their mathematics skills are highly encouraged to take MATH501. Students who have the required background but need to refresh some of their computer science skills are highly encouraged to take CS500. Students who do not have the required background in mathematics, computer science, and the concentration or current object oriented programming skills should consult with an Admissions Advisor to design an undergraduate foundation program in preparation for this degree. A resume and entrance essay stating why the student wants to attend graduate school are required in order to successfully assess the student’s preparation for entrance into the MSCS program.

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Analyze and compare database models, database languages, and database management systems
    • Design and implement databases and data warehouses to support an organization’s information needs
    • Evaluate, monitor, manage resources of database systems with respect to availability, reliability, integrity, performance, and security
    • Assess design, implementation, use, and performance of distributed database systems
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