Database Management

University of West Florida

M.Sc. Online
24 months
1029 USD/credit
463 USD/credit
369 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Information Technology, specialization in Database Management, prepares the next generation of IT professionals for leadership roles in database fields in public, non-profit, and private organizations by broadening and deepening their knowledge of new and emerging technologies in the area of databases.


Most applications today have to be built around databases, hence knowledge of Database technology is crucial to the success of any application, business or organization. This specialization focuses on designing, implementing, maintaining, and managing databases. The primary focus is of course on relational databases, and students become proficient in database programming and SQL (in Oracle and SQL Server).Students of this specialization will also be able to identify and utilize tools to be able to work with the vast amounts of data (covered in data mining). The required course-work will give students an opportunity to study data warehousing, database administration, database security, and Information Security Management. New courses, for example a course on Big Data, are developed and offered from time to time. Hands-on experiences, providing practical experience are a major part of all courses. The culminating experience of this program is the capstone project, which has a practical orientation.This program can be completed completely online, although local students can take some of the classes in a traditional face-to- face format.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Engineering Foundations: Java Programming
  • Data Mining
  • Software Engineering Process
  • Software Engineering Practice and Tools
  • Database Systems
  • Advanced Database Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
150 (verbal)
145 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of graduate admission tests: GRE (145 quantitative and 150 verbal) or MAT (370)
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA/major GPA
  • Submission of letter of intent describing work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals
  • Submission of three signed recommendation letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1029 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    463 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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