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IT: Database Systems Technology
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Learn to manage complex databases for large organizations with an online master’s degree in information technology with a database systems technology specialization from University of Maryland Global Campus. Develop expertise in relational and distributed databases and acquire the newest knowledge in data warehousing, mining, modeling, security, and other sought-after areas of database administration. This hands-on program prepares you for several certifications as you study the latest management methods and tools for today's data-driven world.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 660)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 652)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 663)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 665)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 667)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 668)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, DBST 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare to manage complex databases for large organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have a background in software programming. If you do not have experience or prior coursework in software programming, you may be required to complete
(0 Credits, UCSP 635). We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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IT: Information Assurance
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online master’s degree in information technology with an information assurance specialization provides a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, cybersecurity, and computer forensics. Perfect for midcareer professionals or career changers, this University of Maryland Global Campus program offers sought-after skills in network and internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, and cryptology, while also strengthening core IT knowledge and project management abilities.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 620)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 630)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 640)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 650)

  • (3 Credits, INFA 660)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, INFA 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the cybersecurity and information assurance field in the areas of network and Internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptology, cyber law, and software assurance.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have some familiarity with Microsoft Excel. You are also expected to have some background in information technology. This background may be acquired through noncredit preparatory coursework, listed below.

If you do not have previous coursework or experience in programming, you are strongly advised to first enroll in
(0 Credits, UCSP 635) and
(0 Credits, UCSP 636) to gain the appropriate foundation. Taking
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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IT: Systems Engineering
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Designed for midcareer professionals with a technical background, the online master’s degree in information technology with a systems engineering specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus will help you apply traditional and modern life-cycle models, techniques, and tools to the specification, design, development, and deployment of complex systems. Study a variety of cases across different application domains to learn a wide scope of systems concepts.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, SYSE 610)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 620)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 625)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 630)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 640)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 650)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 660)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, SYSE 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in systems engineering theory and practice.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have a professional or educational background in a technical discipline, such as engineering or computer science. We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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