Databases are the backbone of almost every business. Learn and develop the skills necessary to design and manage them with the master's in database design online degree at Southern New Hampshire University. The Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Database Design will equip you with the knowledge necessary to use databases to their full potential. Our design and administration program will teach you the science of administering, managing and handling the tasks involved in database management systems, such as the creation of databases, data warehousing and database performance and tuning.
SNHU's master’s in database design degree focuses on the design, development and administration of database applications, client/server systems and data warehouses within the context of a business environment. Learn to develop multi-user database applications and manipulate data in a shared database environment. Explore principles of design, development and implementation of Data Warehouse DBMS based on the dimensional modeling architecture.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in information technology degree at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
Demand for database experts is increasing as more companies are building and utilizing their own proprietary catalogs of information. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that many IT careers will see growth through 2026, including database administrator (11%), network and computers systems administrators (6%) and software developers (24%).*
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The master’s in database design program challenges you to expand your knowledge of interface design, object-oriented design, data management and data security. Courses are taught by knowledgeable faculty with years of real-world, hands-on experience.
SNHU provides cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
Total Credits: 36
Windows 7* or newer
Note: If your computer runs on Windows 7, see the information regarding Windows 7 End of Life below
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*Windows 7 End of Life Statement for Students
Effective Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. What does this mean for you?
As part of the continuing evolution of computer systems, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7. Keeping your computer current with security updates helps your computer run better and protect your information. Since Microsoft will no longer release updates, the information on your computer will be more vulnerable and your computer may not function as well.
We strongly recommend you update to Windows 10 at your earliest convenience. You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
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Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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