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International students interested in University of the Cumberlands’ MBA, MSIS, or Ph.D. in Leadership programs have two paths in order to fulfill their studies.  Students can acquire an F1 Visa and study on-campus in Kentucky through the Executive programs.  Or a student can study fully online through the International programs, where an F-1 Visa is not necessary. To learn more about these two paths select from the options below.

Executive Programs (F1 Visa)

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.  Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an integral part of program course work and available to all students.  At the University of the Cumberlands our degree programs focus on quality of education at an affordable price.

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.


International Programs (Non F1 Visa)

University of the Cumberlands International Online programs make completing your graduate or doctoral studies at a US institution more convenient than ever. By studying fully online, students can complete their degree from their home country without having to apply for an F1 visa. With the International Online program, students can save money on both travel and relocation costs while getting the same degree as students in the US.

The standard online course is eight (8) weeks long with each semester including two (2) start dates for classes. The program semester is based on the existing UC semester calendar, with three (3) annual semesters: fall, spring, and summer.


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