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Cumberland University

Cumberland University Overview

Cumberland University was founded in 1842 and holds a unique place in American history as one of the oldest, private, liberal art universities in the South. Now recognized as one of the fastest-growing liberal arts universities in Tennessee, CU focuses on helping students prepare to launch meaningful careers, pursue their passions, and make the most of their college experience. 

Located 25 miles east of Nashville in Lebanon, Tennessee, CU blends traditional liberal arts values with modern practical approaches through traditional undergraduate programs, graduate studies, and online offerings. With over 2700 students from 32 states and 42 countries, CU continues to evolve to meet the needs of a diverse and thriving student body.

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Words from Cumberland Leadership

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Life at Cumberland

Your experience at Cumberland University is your time to rise! In addition to earning a degree, you’ll become part of the Phoenix family where you’ll make new friends and memories that last a lifetime. On campus, you’ll enjoy customizing your college experience with over 55 student organizations, honor societies, interests groups, intramural sports, and greek organizations. You’ll enjoy the convenience of our on-campus dining and coffee options, and the variety of gathering spaces for study groups and relaxing with your friends. Staying connected and involved on campus will help you shape the exciting college experience we believe every student should have. We can’t wait to welcome you home to CU!

Why Choose Cumberland University

The Cumberland Edge

Best Regional Universities in the South - U.S. News & World Report

STEM Work/Study Programs with OPT Extension

Top Performers on Social Mobility - U.S. News & World Report

$7,000 Scholarship through University HUB

Range of Graduate Programs to choose from

Diverse Student Body from 42+ Countries

Our Accolades

Popular Graduate Degrees at Cumberland


Master of Science in IT Management


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Master of Science in Engineering Management


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Master of Science in Computer Science


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Admission Requirements

Language Requirement

TOEFL iBT – 65, IELTS – 5.5, Duolingo – 100


As required by the program


GMAT/GRE waivers available

Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

Two letters of recommendation

Academic Transcripts

Transcripts detailing undergraduate coursework of an acquired BA, BS or any undergraduate bachelor’s degree

Other Documents

Resume/CV, Credential Evaluation required for International Students

Hear from our International Students

Cumberland University’s Masters of Science in Information Technology is focused on helping me improve my personal and professional skills as I work to pursue my future career goals. The Professors are helpful and committed and passionate about the courses they are teaching. I truly enjoy the program and can’t wait to see the impact it has on my future.

Anil Kumar Reddy

Cumberland Student From India

As a Graduate Student at Cumberland University pursuing my Masters of Science in Information Technology, I am confident I will gain the necessary technical and communication skills to be successful and work as part of a team. This program is very valuable and important for me as I work towards furthering my career opportunities and pursuing future goals.

Venkateswara Rao Kumpatla

Cumberland Student From India

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