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Graduate Certificate in Data Management

Earn your Graduate Certificate in Data Management

Data management covers the development, execution, and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets. The Certificate in Data Management addresses this growing market.

This certificate program provides students with essential data management skills in the areas of data modeling and specification, data model quality management, database development, database administration, and data warehousing.

Students have the option to use the coursework from their graduate certificate to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered by Graduate Programs in Software.

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How to earn a graduate certificate

Graduate Certificate in Data Management Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Data Management, you must complete the following five courses (15 graduate semester credits) with at a GPA of 2.7 or better:

Five Required Courses:

  • SEIS 603 Foundations of Software Development – Python
  • SEIS 630 Database Management Systems and Desig
  • SEIS 732 Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • SEIS 733 Database Administration Concepts
  • SEIS 737 Big Data Management

View the Graduate Programs in Software course catalog.

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Convenient Schedule

Classes are offered weeknights from 5:45 – 9:00 p.m., Monday – Friday and/or alternating Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Attend an online information session to learn program details and have your $50 application fee* waived. Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered evenings and weekends. We look forward to meeting you.

* All St. Thomas alumni, St. Thomas returning graduate students, St. Thomas employees and all U.S. active and retired military personnel and veterans are eligible for a full $50 application fee waiver ​regardless of attending an information session.
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All full-time tenured faculty hold Ph.D. degrees and offer extensive industry experience. Adjunct faculty are selected based on professional experience and educational credentials.

Eric Level.

Eric Level

Level has taught graduate software engineering and computer programming for the past 30 years. He has also consulted and done technical training for local and national companies and government agencies. His research interest is applying educational technology to software engineering education.

Eric Level
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Dr. Abe Kazemzadeh

Dr. Abe Kazemzadeh is an Assistant Professor in the University of St. Thomas Graduate Programs in Software department. His undergraduate interest in linguistics led him to graduate studies in computer science that focused on natural language processing.

Dr. Chih Lai.

Dr. Chih Lai

Before joining the Graduate Software faculty, Dr. Chih Lai was a principal software engineer, working on a collision avoidance system. Lai received three U.S patents and three European patents. Lai also worked with Medtronic and has pending patents on monitoring and evaluating Parkinson patients.

Dr. Chih Lai