MS in Information Systems - Database Administration Concentration

​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. ​​
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 B- or better in each introductory course of the designated degree program if any introductory courses are required.
  • 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 (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • 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
No Introductory course (a course numbered 400 through 419) may be substituted for any other course at any level.

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, DMA, 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.
Capstone
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies