Cumberland University


You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Our goal is to provide the support you need to successfully earn your degree online.


How do I apply?
You may begin the process by clicking here or by contacting our admissions counselors at 615.547.1246 locally or 800.467.0562. For additional assistance, you may also send an email to

What is the online experience like at Cumberland University?
Currently our M.B.A., M.A.E., and R.N.-B.S.N. programs are designed to be completed within 18 months. The time it takes for our degree completion program varies for each student. During a course of study, students will engage with instructors and classmates, albeit in an online format. Instructors are available for phone calls and on-campus meetings as well.

Who will teach the online courses?
Online students are taught by some of the best-known faculty in their fields. Most students develop strong relationships with their instructors. We often hear stories of how students credit those relationships for helping them have successful online education experience.

Is financial assistance available for online students?
Yes! Financial aid assistance is available through our office of Student Financial Services. Simply follow the steps outlined in the Tuition and Financial Services page or submit a request for assistance and a representative can help determine if you qualify.

What are the computer requirements for online students?
Our courses are compatible with Mac or PC platforms. Your admissions counselor can help verify that you possess all necessary software requirements to facilitate your studies.

Can I use my own email address?
All Cumberland students are required to use a email address that is assigned to them. This allows the university to communicate with students on a regular basis.

Is Cumberland University authorized to deliver online courses across state lines?
Cumberland University has been approved by the state of Tennessee to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Visit to learn more.
What if my question is not covered here?
Reach out to your admissions counselor 615-547-1246 or