Online Master's in Database Architecture and Design Program Details
Why Get a Master’s in Database Architecture?
Data plays a larger role than it ever has before in the running of businesses and organizations. Data is often used for projecting long-term forecasts, identifying trends, developing risk analyses and more. And as even more organizations employ data across all facets of their business, the importance of skilled data analysis can be crucial to a successful business model.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...
projected employment growth for database administrators and architects between 2021 - 2031*
Over each year of the next decade, it is projected that 11,500 new job openings for database architects and database administrators will be available on average.*
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Database Administrators and Architects, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htm (visited December 29, 2022). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Database Administrators and Architects, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htm (visited December 29, 2022). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
2 AIU cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. The list of career paths related to this program is based on a subset from the Bureau of Labor Statistics CIP to SOC Crosswalk. Some career paths listed above may require further education or job experience.
The required academic documents include:
- High School/Secondary transcripts
These records must list (at a minimum) the coursework taken in the last three years of secondary school and the marks/grades that you received in each course completed.
- Proof of graduation (certificate or diploma). Please send the original language documents as well as English language translations. Translations must either be completed by the educational institution you attended or by a certified translation agency.
- If you have a College Degree
These records must list every course taken after completing high school/secondary school and the marks/grades that you received in each course taken. Please send the original language documents as well as English language translations. Translations must either be completed by the educational institution you attended or by a certified translation agency.
- Transcript evaluations
Because CTU follows strict policies concerning academic integrity, students are required to have on file within one session of their program start date an evaluation from an approved credential evaluation service for all foreign educational credentials previously earned. See the university's catalog for details.
Proof of English proficiency
Non-native speakers of English need to submit proof of English proficiency (one or more of the following):
- Primary instruction of education in your country of origin is English.
- Passing score on TOEFL or IELTS.
- A grade of C or better in an intermediate ESL or college-level English course taken at an accredited English-speaking postsecondary institution.
- Graduation from an English-speaking secondary or postsecondary institution.
- Doctoral students must have received an acceptable score on one of the approved international testing options.
Proof of financial support
You will need to submit documents that give evidence of your ability to pay for your expenses while a student at Colorado Technical University. These documents are:
- Affidavit of Financial Support - this form is a signed statement from your financial sponsor(s) guaranteeing monetary support for your expenses.
- Bank statement/letter - each of your financial sponsors must show evidence from his/her bank that proves sufficient resources are available to meet your educational expenses. The amount of funds that your sponsors(s) are guaranteeing must equal or exceed the amount of your total first year expenses for tuition, fees, housing, food and other expenses.
Students must also meet the admission requirements listed in the admissions section of the catalog and declare an academic major. Students may change this major at a later date, but an initial declaration allows students to set up an education plan with their advisors.
Processing of your admissions application is dependent on:
- submission of all required documents, and
- meeting the admissions requirements for the degree program you are applying for. It is VERY important to email your admissions advisor this information as soon as possible so that we can help you complete the enrollment process in a timely manner.
For those students who need to obtain a student visa (F-1) to study in the United States, we will send an Immigration and Naturalization (INS) I-20 form and instructions on how to obtain your student visa. The INS I-20 form will be used to present evidence to the American embassy that you have been accepted as a student at Colorado Technical University and that you are eligible for F-1 visa. For those students who are already in the US on a student or other type of visa, we will give you special instructions.
Students studying at one of our campuses in Colorado only:
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is defined by the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) as alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with a school that is available for F-1 visa holders. CPT is a temporary, professional, full or part-time employment directly related to a student’s academic program. All work must be authorized and pre-approved by the Designated School Official before you can begin working.
CTU does not assist international students in finding a sponsor. Finding a sponsor is something you would need to secure on your own.
At this time, we only offer federal financial aid assistance to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.
CTU does not do business in the European Union (EU) and does not accept applications from EU residents seeking to enroll at the University.
From grants to military service to transfer credits, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree:
- Scholarships & Grants – AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
- Military Tuition Rate – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
- Transfer Credit – AIU’s graduate transfer policy lets you transfer in up to 12 quarter hours of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree*
- Scholarships and Grants Guide – Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
* Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis and all graduate credit is subject to approval by Academic Affairs. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
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