Graduate Programs

Cumberland University is proud to offer 7 graduate degree programs. Six of which are offered in a traditional on-ground setting and on the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) is offered fully online. For more information about the online MAE click here. 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) Teaching and Learning Program is designed for licensed teachers, but may also be appropriate for individuals not seeking licensure. The 36 semester-hour Online MAE is delivered in 8-week terms and can be completed in less than two years if taken full time. Coursework in the MAE program is delivered entirely on-line. 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: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education. For more information on the MAT Program please Click Here.

The Master of Education in 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 Science in Sport and Exercise Pedagogy (MSSEP) 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 Licesure. For more information on the MSSEP Program please Click Here.

The Master of Science in 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 in Fine 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's degree in Fine Arts. 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.

For more information on graduate tuition and fees 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) 547-1206 or graduateadmissions@cumberland.edu.