Database Management Systems Graduate Certificate

In this graduate certificate program you’ll design and develop database systems and learn to manage a large database system. This program may be completed 100% online.

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Database Management Systems? 

The graduate certificate in database management systems covers the study, design and development of database systems and the major issues in managing a large database system.

The certificate is valuable preparation for students seeking career advancement in the high-tech work environment or preparing to enter the high-tech workforce. The program is intended for students who have a bachelor's degree in a computing related field; are working as programmers, software engineers, system analysts; and who seek advanced study. However, the program may also interest you if:

  • You do not have a bachelor's degree in information technology but currently work in the IT field and seek additional academic background for professional growth.
  • You have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than IT and want to prepare yourself for careers in this field.

The certificate course of study can be completed as a stand-alone graduate certificate. Credits also may be applied toward the M.S. degree program in applied information technology.

Certificate Requirements

AIT 600: Information Technology Infrastructure
AIT 610: System Development Process
AIT 632: Database Management Systems
AIT 732: Advanced Database Management Systems
AIT 735: Case Studies in Database Management Systems

View information about  certificate requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Online Options

This program may be completed 100% online or in a hybrid format. 

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admission requirements and deadlines for the certificate are the same as those for the applied information technology master’s program. 


If you have questions about the program, contact Michelle Bowman,
Program Coordinator, by phone 410-704-4309 or email .

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Contact Information

Program Director

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Cheryl T. Brown
7800 York Road (YR)
Room 444

Program Coordinator

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Michelle Bowman
7800 York Road
Room 206C
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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