Information Systems MS - Database Administration Concentration 2011

The Software Development Concentration addresses the foundations, methodologies, and tools for developing high quality large-scale software systems, with an emphasis on the technical issues of software development. Online Learning Learning opportunities are available for this concentration. ​​

Master of Science Winter & Spring 2012-2013

Information Systems

Database Administration Concentration

This concentration in Database Administration is designed to prepare students to be Database Administrators. Large organizations have entire teams or even departments responsible for the DBA function, while small organizations may have just one DBA. In general, DBA's are responsible for the validity, reliability, security, and online responsiveness of their organization's database. They design both the physical and logical structure of these databases, develop processes and procedures to ensure both security and business continuity and disaster recovery. 

Note: Students in this concentration are advised to take CSC 451 as their first foundation course. After successful completion of CSC 451, students in the concentration can take Advanced Phase courses at the same time as Foundation courses, if they so desire. Advisors may wish to suggest that their students in this concentration take one more technical database course along with one more traditional IS course, or, if they are taking just one course at a time, that they alternate courses between the two categories.

Learn more about admission to this program.

Online Learning Options

This concentration is available online. CDM online degrees are delivered mostly through COL-enabled courses, although other delivery technologies are also used. If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. To complete this degree a student may take any combination of online and on campus courses. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 53 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses beyond the introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of *52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.
    *53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Requirements
Introductory Courses
Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
Introductory course requirements for this concentration should be completed before pursuing advanced courses.
IT 411 Scripting for Interactive Systems
OR CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
Foundation Courses
IS 400 Introduction to Is Management Seminar
IS 421 Systems Analysis
CSC 451 Database Design
IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
Advanced Courses
IS 433 Information Security Management
IS 549 Data Warehousing and Data Mining
CSC 454 Database Administration and Management
CSC 452 Database Programming
CSC 554 Advanced Database Management
IS 505 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete 1 CDM Open Elective Course chosen from either IS concentration courses from any IS concentration or other courses meeting the following rules:
  • Any 500-level CDM course qualifies, with the exception of ANI, DC, TV and VFX courses, which do not qualify.
  • Credit for courses taken outside of CDM will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies