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A word from the University President

University of the Cumberlands has remained true to its mission of providing a quality education while preparing students for lives as servant leaders.

Our approach to education is personal. We value and are committed to the success of each and every student. Whether it is a first-time undergraduate student, a working parent coming back to school, or a professional seeking to further their career, we strive to meet the unique needs of each individual so they can achieve their goals.

About the University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands is located at the heart of the Appalachian region. It offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study with many other pre-professional, graduate and doctoral programs. Cumberlands University is one of the biggest and most affordable private universities in Kentucky with more than 18,000 students. The institution is committed to preparing its students for the future with innovative programs and practical learning.

Mission and Vision

The mission of University of the Cumberlands is to provide a quality, affordable education to students from all backgrounds through broad-based academics. The institution is grounded in Christian principles and leadership through service. 

The vision of University of the Cumberlands is to be a university of distinction that encourages professional and intellectual growth in a student focused community. 

To do so, Cumberlands will: 

1.  Ensure access to underserved student populations. 

2.  Pursue excellence in teaching and learning. 

3.  Foster faith in action through a student focused community.

4.  Innovate to improve student learning outcomes and career preparedness. 

Programs

BUSINESS: DOCTORAL (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 60

Tuition Fee – $700/Credit

Duration – 3 Years

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

University of the Cumberlands offers an Executive Doctor of Philosophy in Business. This package is good for building on your undergraduate and graduate education and any professional experience you’ve had in the industry. 

It gives you the important theoretical and research-based insights that you need to further your discipline.

Plus, it involves learning practicums and a residency component that are required each semester. 

This executive level Ph.D. in Business Degree Program equips the graduate with:

  • Practical understanding of the best practices in accounting, finance, economics, management and marketing.
  • Research-based strategies to maximize organizational performance.
  • Advanced communication, collaboration, research and critical thinking.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: DOCTORAL (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 60

Tuition Fee – $700/Credit

Duration – 3 Years

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

The Executive Doctorate of Philosophy in Information Technology equips the students with the necessary techniques that guide information initiatives and develop forward-thinking IT strategy. 

The program equips you with the ability to identify cyber threats and use Big Data analytics which will empower you to take a leadership role in data science and information technology.

Upon completion, the graduate will be able to:

  • Contribute to organizational strategy and resiliency through IT.
  • Define changes in national and international IT policy.
  • Leverage IT technologies to manage risk and enforce security measures.
  • Create systems capable of handling big data.

LEADERSHIP: DOCTORAL (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 60

Tuition Fee – $700/Credit

Duration – 3 Years

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

University of the Cumberlands offers an Executive Doctorate in Leadership that equips you with the ability to lead and guide various institutions. During the study period, there will be an extensive look at effective leadership, teaching and administrative methods. The program also looks at the politics involved in the educational decision-making process, program planning and assessment strategies.

The program involves curriculum options that allow you to become an advanced practitioner with numerous institutions.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: GRADUATE (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 60

Tuition Fee – $700/Credit

Duration – 3 Years

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

The Robert W. Plaster Graduate School of Business at the University of the Cumberlands offers an Executive Master of Business Administration. The program includes an on-campus residency component and an Applied Learning Practicum. The practicum allows them to practice what they’ve learnt in theory to the real-world.

This program prepares the student for leadership in areas such as marketing, advertising, sales, accounting and many others. The university allows students to earn their Executive MBA through a hybrid format by combining online and on-site study. The program includes:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Finance

DIGITAL FORENSICS: GRADUATE (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 30

Tuition Fee – $500/Credit

Duration – 24 Months

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

University of the Cumberlands offers an Executive Master of Science in Digital Forensics which provides a unique mix of hands-on technical investigation and leadership skills that enable you to advance your IT career.

Upon graduation, you will have the skills to:

  • Perform forensic analysis of digital data.
  • Investigate and triage digital criminal activities.
  • Lead your peers.
  • Analyze and mitigate malware.

GLOBAL BUSINESS WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: GRADUATE (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 30

Tuition Fee – $500/Credit

Duration – 24 Months

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

The Executive Master’s in Blockchain Technology degree is mainly aimed at taking advantage of the emerging field of blockchain technology. Furthermore, learning blockchain technology from this program equips you with the tools and insights needed to take the internationally-recognized Certified Blockchain Professional certification exam.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY: GRADUATE (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 30

Tuition Fee – $500/Credit

Duration – 24 Months

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

University of the Cumberlands offers a Master of Science in Information Systems Security (ISS) through its weekend residency program. The program is set up according to the education standards of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA).

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Develop security products.
  • Serve as a security analyst.
  • Mitigate cyber-attacks.
  • Identify system vulnerabilities.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: GRADUATE (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 30

Tuition Fee – $500/Credit

Duration – 24 Months

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

University of the Cumberlands offers an Executive Master of Science in Information Technology that combines practical technical abilities with leadership skills. This program prepares the student to:

  • Make effective decisions concerning today’s technology.
  • Identify cyber threats and make data-driven policy changes.
  • Organize, manipulate, analyze and visualize data with modern programs.
  • Take the lead in cloud-computing initiatives.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: GRADUATE (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 30

Tuition Fee – $500/Credit

Duration – 24 Months

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

UC offers an Executive Master of Science in Project Management that teaches students the best practices to lead projects and initiatives in various organizations. The graduate will complete the program with the ability to:

  • Initiate, plan, monitor, control and close a project at any stage.
  • Use evaluative techniques to solve problems at each stage.
  • Identify your responsibilities as a leader.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: GRADUATE (EXECUTIVE FORMAT)

Number of credits – 30

Tuition Fee – $500/Credit

Duration – 24 Months

Intakes – Jan/May/Aug

Through the University of the Cumberlands, one can earn an Executive Master of Science in Strategic Management. Other than the coursework, the program involves applied learning practicums and a residency component. 

Upon completing the program, the graduate is able to:

  • Excel in management and leadership.
  • Achieve organizational objectives.
  • Make proper management decisions.

Tuition

Undergraduate On-Campus Programs Tuition and Fees

Full-time On-Campus

Tuition and Fees: $9,875

Room and Board: $9,300

Total: $19,175

Part-time On-Campus (less than 12 hours per semester)

Tuition and Fees: $160 per credit hour

Overload On-Campus (Hours over 18.5)

Tuition and Fees: $160 per credit hour

Undergraduate Online Programs Tuition and Fees

Their online undergraduate programs are designed to accommodate adult learners with a variety of college experiences. Up to 90 hours of college credit can be transferred. Costs for their undergraduate programs are as follows:

  • $199 per credit hour.
  • $50 technology fee per term (they offer six eight-week terms per: two in the spring, two in the fall and two in the summer).

A three-credit hour course will have a tuition cost of $597 and the program requires completion of 120 credit hours.

Financial Aid

University of the Cumberlands is one of the most affordable private universities in the USA. The university offers financial aid options like grants, loans and scholarships to give access to quality education to low-income families.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to traditional undergraduate students attending classes on campus. Available scholarships include Presidential Scholarships and Transfer Scholarship. There are also merit based scholarships including Army ROTC Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships, Christian Leadership Scholarships, Lewis Appalachian Scholarships, Music Scholarships and Patriot Scholarships.

 Grants

Given based on different criteria, this may require a minimum grade point average (GPA), ACT or SAT score or a certain level of financial need.

Work-study

The Federal Work-study program uses federal funds to provide a way for students with financial need to earn money to help pay any educational expenses.

Loans

There are different types of loans available, for both parents and college students.

Student Life

Life for individuals with disabilities is simple for them at the University of the Cumberlands because the institution has created a campus environment that enables them to access every facility.

University of the Cumberlands has partnered with Pioneer College Caterers to offer healthy and affordable meals. Pioneer College Caterers works exclusively with Christian universities and colleges and embodies similar Christian principles with the University of the Cumberlands.

University of the Cumberlands offers comfortable and secure residence halls which make the learning experience much more exciting and fruitful. All international students reside within the university.

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Student Diversity

The University of the Cumberlands welcomes students from over 40 countries in their undergraduate and select graduate programs. Most international students are from Africa, Asia, Europe and the UK. UC strives to maintain its international student status by participating in orientation programs and international student association events that support their learning at the university.

Getting to know Kentucky

The hardest part about being an international student is getting comfortable in a completely new environment. Fortunately, the University of the Cumberlands is located in Kentucky, a state with a population that is generally kind and friendly, and a beautiful countryside that will make you quickly feel at home.

Furthermore, life for an international student in Kentucky is quite cheap. Actually, living in Kentucky is less expensive than it is on average across the U.S. as a whole. This goes for everything, from the accommodation to the food, life is simpler in Kentucky.

Kentucky is a state in Southern USA and therefore has a lot of eating joints with amazing Southern style foods. Some of the must-try foods in Kentucky are the burgoos, the hot browns, derby pies, Louisville style chilli, bourbon balls, henry bain sauce and most commonly, barbeque.

Take the step of joining this esteemed institution to expand your career capabilities and have an amazing experience in doing so.

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