Cumberland University

Graduate Programs

Cumberland University is proud to offer 7 graduate degree programs. Each program is designed with the student in mind. CU strives to offer market-driven curriculum based on the rising trends in the marketplace. We hope this assists you with your search for a graduate program, and ultimately in your decision on where you choose to advance your studies.

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Below you will find a breakdown of each of our 7 graduate degree programs. To read more information on your program of interest please click on the link within the description.

The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) This 30 semester-hour program is designed for licensed educators who wish to sharpen their teaching skills and increase their knowledge and understanding of the field of education. Between a core set of courses and elective hours, students enroll in coursework aligned with their professional development goals. Coursework is offered a variety of formats including online, hybrid, and in-class courses An entirely on-line option is possible if planned carefully with a faculty advisor. Add-on endorsements in a variety of fields are available. For more information on the MAE Program please click here.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is an innovative program designed to accommodate a non-traditional route to licensure while concurrently obtaining a graduate degree in education. This program is ideal for working adults who want to enter a meaningful profession, or for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and have decided they want to teach in the K-12 school system. The MAT at CU is specifically tailored for individuals with no prior educational experience who are interested in one of the following programs of study: Pre-K Certification, Elementary Education, Special Education, English Language Learners, English as a Second Language, Reading Specialist, Physical Education, and some Secondary Teacher Education Licenses. For more information on the MAT Program please Click Here.

The Master of Education (Instructional Leadership) (M.Ed.) Program is designed to prepare licensure and non-licensure candidates as K-12 school leaders. The program offers two concentrations: Instructional Leadership (Licensure) and Instructional Coaching/ Teacher Leadership (Non-Licensure). A core set of courses in educational leadership, legal & diversity issues and data assessment are followed by differentiated coursework in one of the two concentrations. For more information on the M.Ed. Program please Click Here.

The Master of Sport and Exercise Science (MSES) Program offers students the opportunity to obtain a degree that has a foundation of pedagogy in Sports and Physical Education. Graduates of this program will have marketable knowledge and skills to further careers in physical education, coaching, sport management and exercise science. Students can choose from four areas of specialization: Sport Management, Strength and Human Performance, Physical Education-Advanced Pedagogy, and Physical Education-Initial Licensure. For more information on the MSES Program please Click Here.

The Master of Public Service Management (MSP) Program features courses that take learning outside the classroom and into the community. An MSP course on "Contemporary Community Issues" involves students in developing visual portfolios of various community problems or issues. Some of these projects have served as an impetus for city, county, and/or state agencies to take action to solve particular problems. For more information on the MSP Program please Click here.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). With classes being held in the evening, the MBA program seeks to provide individuals who have earned an accredited baccalaureate degree in any field with an opportunity to acquire advanced business expertise while continuing to work full-time during the period of enrollment. For more information on the MBA Program please Click Here.

The Master of Arts (MA) Program seeks to provide individuals who have earned an accredited baccalaureate degree in a fine art field of Music, Art, or Theatre, with an opportunity to obtain a Master of Arts degree. The MA program design allows individuals to continue to work full-time during the period of enrollment. Students can select from three different tracks: Music, Studio Art, or Theatre and the Dramatic Arts. For more information on the MA Program please Click Here.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is comprised of a Nurse Educator specialization and requires 36 semester hours to graduate so you can apply your knowledge in real-life situations while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Course work is 100 percent online, offered full-time and can be completed in less than 18 months. For more information on the MSN Program please Click Here.

We hope that you find the above information useful in your search for the right fit. Should you have any additional questions in regards to our graduate degree programs or their individual admissions requirements please contact the Graduate Admissions Representative, (615) 547-1224.