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Innovative Programs.
A Quality Education.

At University of the Cumberlands we've been educating adult learners and working professionals for over 125 years by offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in Kentucky. Our cutting-edge online graduate programs combine our traditional approach to learning with the latest innovations and standards, ensuring an education that is both modern and practical.

Our rich history, distinguished faculty and first-rate resources stretch far beyond our beautiful campus, providing you with the skills and expertise needed to succeed through our online college programs. Students enrolled in our online Master's degree programs and Bachelor's programs benefit from unprecedented learning opportunities, flexibility and the unwavering support of a dedicated staff, who offer the ideals and principles of our Christian university online and on campus.

For over a century, University of the Cumberlands has adapted to new technologies and the ever-changing world we live in, all the while remaining true to its founding principle: "To provide first-class education at affordable rates."

Select your area of specialization or contact an admissions counselor for assistance at 800.343.1609. See why University of the Cumberlands is a great place to pursue your graduate or undergraduate degrees online.

School of Business

A World of Opportunity Awaits.

Success in the modern business world is about measurable contributions that validate your work, showcase your abilities and make you stand out from the competition. In an increasingly competitive global business environment, you want to walk into a job interview with a full range of skills, knowledge, confidence and credentials. Employers want the complete package. This is what you work toward at the Hutton School of Business.

Whether you are seeking your first job or aspire to the corner office, a well-rounded business education is vital to your success. At University of the Cumberlands, our career-focused business programs can help you build the essential knowledge and cutting-edge skills to give you a competitive edge in today's business world.

Department of Criminal Justice

Pursuing Justice.

The online Master of Science in Justice Administration program is designed to accommodate both pre-professional students and those who are already working in a criminal justice field and wish to further their education or enhance their advancement prospects within their respective agency.

Our online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program prepares students for careers in the field of corrections and criminal justice. The liberal arts program will foster an understanding of the various factors impacting the field and enable students to communicate and practice effectively with clients and colleagues so they may pursue lives of responsible service and leadership.

The Department of Criminal Justice faculty has extensive experience in criminal justice and is aware of the risks and pressures faced by personnel in the field. We are committed to working with nontraditional students by offering online course delivery methods and allowing the students the ability to work, study, and interact with faculty during as permitted by their professional schedules.

School of Education

Advancing Educator Careers, Affordably and Efficiently.

Our accredited online programs accommodate working professionals seeking to advance their education without compromising quality. Our programs combine our traditional approach to learning with the latest technological innovations, ensuring an education that is modern, practical, and applicable to your career.

Whether you want to enhance your current teaching career, increase your income, or advance to a new position, University of the Cumberlands offers programs designed to meet your needs. Our faculty and staff are committed to your success, providing personal attention and support every step of the way.

Executive MBA

The course structure of the Executive MBA, MSIS, and Ph.D. in Leadership programs is a hybrid structure. Executive Program students take two (2) courses per semester. The program semester is based on the existing UC semester calendar, with three (3) annual semesters: fall, spring, and summer. Students will take 2 courses per semester. One course is an online course, using the standard 8-week online course model offered in other UC online Graduate and School of Lifelong Learning programs. The second course taken each semester is a hybrid course, containing both in-seat and online requirements.

Each hybrid course is 16-weeks in length, covering an entire semester. Students will attend three (3) on-campus class meetings per hybrid course. The in-seat class meetings will occur monthly over the semester, and each class meeting will involve 8-hours of in-seat classwork. Class meeting days will take place at the UC Northern Kentucky Campus. Hybrid class meetings are scheduled for one Saturday each month in recognition of the work schedules of these executive students.

University of the Cumberlands Executive Programs are designed to meet the need of both international and domestic students seeking Masters and Doctoral level studies in the U.S. On-campus class days include personalized interaction with UC faculty and renowned guest speakers, tying course topics to current business trends.

Our Executive Programs include hybrid course days designed to fulfill F1 Visa requirements for international graduate students studying in the U.S. Certified Practical Training (CPT) coursework is available upon entry into the UC Executive Programs. At the University of the Cumberlands our degree programs focus on quality of education at an affordable price.

Department of Human Services

Helping Others.

The Human Services Program provides students the opportunity to develop the foundation of knowledge and skills required to work within the helping profession. The Department's curriculum emphasizes course work that enhances self-awareness and increases understanding of personal values, while fostering appreciation of diversity and the needs of humanity.

Education is provided in the areas of professional helping skills, behavioral theory, and current social issues. Students are equipped to conduct ethical practice, establish appropriate boundaries, and apply their skills within professional environments that offer services to people.

School of Medicine

Academic Excellence and a Passion to Heal.

University of the Cumberlands Physician Assistant program is dedicated to preparing students for one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare. Students are given the opportunity to obtain the knowledge, skills and credentials necessary to sit for the PANCE Exam and enter into a rewarding future as a physician's assistant. This program is offered under a cohort system with course work to be completed over twenty-seven months.

For those looking for a flexible and affordable RN to BSN program, UC is pleased to offer registered nurses an online Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Nursing degree program. This RN-to-BSN program will enhance your nursing skills and open the door to further career opportunities. This program is 100% online and can be completed in two years or less.

School of Information Technology

Advance in a Growing Field.

Qualified information technology professionals are needed at the highest levels in business, and at University of the Cumberlands, we can help you get the education you need to answer the call.

As a student here, you’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors and take part in immersive coursework designed to help prepare you for advanced-level service in IT- and security-related roles.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, learn more about earning your graduate degree in information technology from University of the Cumberlands.

Department of Missions & Ministry

Sharing the Hope Found in Christ.

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies at University of the Cumberlands focuses on developing a thorough understanding of the Bible, theology, education, our contemporary culture, and ministry strategies to prepare individuals to minister effectively in the 21st century. The program is designed to emphasize practical application while also providing a strong academic foundation in all areas, preparing students to be Christian leaders in their respective ministries.

Students are provided with the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the most respected and influential Christian leaders in the United States. Students develop ministry expertise by applying Biblical knowledge, theology, and ministry skills to the local church or para-church organization where they serve. The program is designed to accommodate working professionals and can be completed entirely online.

School of Psychology

Studies in psychology introduce students to understandings of how people perceive, learn, interact with one another, develop, and more. Psychology at UC is a diverse discipline with topics ranging from neuroscience to psychopathology.

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program offers a wide range of courses reflecting the diversity of the discipline as well as the interests of students and faculty. Courses are designed to provide an educational background appropriate to a liberal arts program, prepare students for careers in areas that value a psychology Bachelor's degree and provide a strong foundation for graduate study.

Our Ph.D. program emphasizes a broad generalist approach to clinical psychology in the treatment of mental health. This program provides students with the clinical training necessary to fulfill the educational requirements to seek licensure as a psychologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and other states as they apply.

School of Counseling

Our online graduate and doctoral degree programs in the field of counseling prepare counseling professionals who are compassionate, reflective, proactive, and effective change agents for the promotion of greater human understanding, dignity, and positive relationships. Counseling at University of the Cumberlands is a discipline offering tracks of study in several areas of the field.

Through its Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MAPC), University of the Cumberlands offers a graduate program for those students aspiring to become Professional Counselors. The program is designed to serve both recent baccalaureate graduates and other professionals who desire to broaden their expertise as mental health counselors in community settings. We offer two tracks within the MAPC program: Clinical Mental Health (CMH) and Addictions Counseling (AC). The aim of the CMH program is to provide students with the academic background and requirements that enable one to become a fully Licensed Professional Counselor; while the AC program enables one to become fully licensed as an Addictions Counselor.

The Ed.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) is innovatively designed to prepare ethically sound and advocacy driven counselor educators, administrators, supervisors, researchers, clinicians and leaders to serve humanity through academic and clinical excellence. Attainment of the Ed.D degree in educational leadership with a specialization in counselor education and supervision is among the most respected accomplishments in the field of counseling.

Online Graduate Programs

Commitment to Quality

University of the Cumberlands has been providing students with a world-class education for over 125 years. Our commitment to quality is evidenced by our excellent faculty, first-rate curriculum and outstanding programs, both on campus and online.

Affordable Online Degree

Convenient Online Curriculum

Our user-friendly class management system provides all the interactions of a traditional classroom in a convenient online environment. We offer flexible synchronous and asynchronous classes, allowing you to complete your coursework at your own pace.

Graduate Degree Online

Affordable Rates

Our tuition rates allow you to focus on your classes, not on how to afford them. University of the Cumberlands has no residency requirements and our Financial Planning department is always willing to work with you, ensuring that your educational goals are affordable and attainable.

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– Lesley Tipton
PA Program Student

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– Eric Greer
Founder & President

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– Elizabeth Stack

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"The MBA Program fit my busy lifestyle. I was able to attend MBA classes and do the assigned work all while having a full-time challenging job, a husband, and two children at home."

– Pam Jones
Baptist Regional Medical Center

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– April Templeton
MBA graduate

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– David O’Shields
Laurens County School District

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments. The program has provided me with skills and techniques which apply directly to my professional life of teaching high school English, which is my passion."

– Carl Roberts
MAT Program

"I was attracted to UC because of its location in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the small class sizes. Throughout the application process, everyone was so helpful, courteous, and professional, which made even the beginning of my UC education a positive experience. The instructors are very hands-on and supportive, which was something I was looking for in my PA education."

– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

"I enjoyed the convenience and flexibility of the schedule especially with four children. The small classes made it great for developing relationships within the group."

– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"The MAED program was a very comprehensive and robust experience that definitely added value to my professional and academic experience. The faculty provided me with tangible skills and a fresh approach to both research and practice in education."

– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job. I am glad that I decided to pursue this program; it's one of the best decisions I could have ever made."

– Desrick Jones
Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"UC does an excellent job of bringing students from the virtual world together in a cohesive class unit. Even though I live far from campus, I truly felt like part of the UC community thanks to their excellent online program."

– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

"Enrolling in the University of the Cumberlands’ MBA program was a rewarding and valuable investment as it has challenged me both professionally and personally. The program has enhanced my knowledge and perspective on business management and broadened my future horizons."

– Brooklyn Hooker
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

"The learning environment and the facilities at UC PA are the best around and it makes learning so much easier when you have all the tools you need. The professors make the facilities accessible at any time and at a larger university you cannot find that."

– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

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– Amanda Farris
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries