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University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands is one of the most affordable accredited day 1 CPT universities in the U.S.

Programs

Day 1 CPT Programs

Sullivan University offers 10 different graduate-level programs that support Day 1 CPT. Talk to our expert to see which program is the best for you.

University Overview

History

Although officially established in 2005, the history of University of the Cumberlands (UC) can be traced back to the 19th century. In 1888, Williamsburg Institute was founded in Kentucky, which was the predecessor of the University of Cumberlands. In 1913, with the acquisition of Highland College, Cumberland College was born. In 2005, it was renamed University of the Cumberlands.

With a campus in the center of Appalachia, University of the Cumberlands provides undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major subject areas, as well as a number of pre-professional, graduate, and doctorate programs.

These days, UC is known as one of the biggest and most reasonably priced private institutions in the U.S. that offers day 1 CPT options, with a total enrollment of more than 19,000 students.

Locations

University of the Cumberlands has two campuses as shown above. Both campuses are located in extremely safe locations, and UC has been named the safest college campus in Kentucky by NICHE.com.

📍Main Campus

6178 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, KY 40769

📍Ohio Campus

410 Meijer Drive, Florence, KY 41042

📍Seattle Highline College Campus

2400 S. 240th St, Des Moines, WA

📍DC NOVA Campus

5000 Dawes Ave, Alexandria, VA

📍Dallas College North Lake Campus

5001 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038

📍Ann Abor Washtenaw Community College Campus

4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI

Accreditation

  • Southern Commission on Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
    • one of the six highest regional degree accrediting bodies in the United States, to award associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, educational specialists, and doctorate degrees.
  • Nursing Programs Accreditations
    • Associate Nursing Degree program is accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
    • MSN-FNP degree program (Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner ) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • RN-BSN degree program (nursing diploma to a bachelor's degree in nursing) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • National Cyber Defense Academic Center of Excellence (CAE-CD)
    • UC is recognized as a National Cyber Defense Academic Center of Excellence (CAE-CD) by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Day 1 CPT Universities Quick Facts - Cumberlands

The best part of doing Day 1 CPT Program at University of the Cumberlands

Low Tuition Fee:

$11,529/yr (Master)

$12,000 - 15,400 (PhD)

On-site Frequency

1 / month

CPT Renewal Frequency

1/ semester = 3 / year

Campuses Locations

Kentucky - 2
Dallas - 1
DC - 1
Seattle - 1

 

Day 1 CPT at University of Cumberlands

Quick Look - Day 1 CPT Programs at CU

Pros

  • Low Tuition, really affordable
  • Low on-site frequency
  • Easy to apply

Cons

  • The location is not ideal
  • CPT authorization has to be renewed on a semester basis

Day 1 CPT Requirements & Application

Day 1 CPT Policy

At UC, each academic year consists of 3 semesters: Fall, Spring and Summer.

Students enrolled in day 1 CPT programs are required to take 3 courses/semester.

2 of them are regular courses, and the third one includes requirement for internship, which also known as the CPT course. CPT courses allow students to do internship that closely related to their field of study.

Day 1 CPT On-Site Requirement

One three-day offline course is required per semester (usually on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Students who fail to participate will lose their F1 student status.

Students must attend all on-site courses. Throughout the program, students has 1 chance to makeup for a missing on-site section. Missing the second offline course will result in expulsion of the student.

If students missed a course, they will be asked to attend makeup classes and pay a $300 fee. Additionally, students may be required to provide documentation to explain why they missed the scheduled on-site section. Makeup classes must be completed before the end of the semester. Fail to comply with this policy will result in losing of F1 status.

How to apply for day 1 CPT work authorizaiton
  • Step 1 : Obtain a job/internship offer. It has to be closely related to your field of study (formal Offer Letter required).
  • Step 2: Complete a CPT application form or CPT renewal form.
  • Step 3: Submits CPT application materials (signed Offer Letter from employer within 6 months, job description, Employer CPT Authorization Form, signed CPT partnership agreement) to the school's DSO.
  • Step 4: DSO approve student’s CPT application and issue a new CPT I-20 to the student.
  • Step 5: You can begin working on the date of your CPT I-20 comes effective

It’s all about you

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The program teaches the skills needed for advanced management and leadership roles in business, including:

  • Managerial decision making
  • Team building
  • Communications
  • Project management
  • Business analytics
  • Corporate governance
  • Business technology management
  • Change management

And more

Detailed courses info

MSc Digital Forensics

The program offers a unique combination of hands-on technical investigation and leadership skills, giving you the skills and strategies you need to fight cybercrime and advance your IT career.

The Graduate Degree in Digital Forensics for International Students consists of the following 31 required credits, including core courses, electives, and a one-hour applied learning practicum. Students can choose to specialize in cybersecurity or criminal justice.

Master in Global Business with Blockchain Technology

Designed for working professionals and international graduate students. If you want to take a leadership role in the emerging field of blockchain technology (where the business world and the IT world converge), this program is for you.

Blockchain Technology Course - 31 credits required

Master of Science in Information Systems Security

UC’s Information Systems Security degree is a two-year program taught by industry-experienced lecturers.

Access 24/7 technical support and a dynamic peer network to facilitate learning. UC Cumberland is recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

Master of Science in Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology degree program combines practical training with leadership "soft skills" to help you get the most out of your career path.

From predictive analytics to identifying cyber threats to using big data analytics for large industries like healthcare, this program will open doors to leadership opportunities in virtually every industry.

Master's in Project Management

Through practical strategies and theory in project management, you'll learn everything you need to know to lead projects and initiatives across your company.

Through classroom courses and applied learning practices conducted each semester, this program covers everything from organizational behavior and marketing management to an in-depth examination of the project management process.

Master's in Strategic Management

This program explores core strategic management techniques based on real-world educational experience. After completing this program, you will deepen your understanding of strategic management practices and help your company take it to the next level.

Executive Master's in Cyber-Engineering

Combining courses from multiple disciplines (Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering), the program gives graduates a comprehensive understanding of cyber engineering in order to combat cybercrime along the way.

The program provides the skills needed to maintain and protect operations, including upgrading the defenses of existing networks and systems. You can design top-down cyber defenses for your company against growing cyber risks.

Executive Master's in Finance

The Advanced MSc in Finance from the University of the Cumberland helps you build and refine the skills you need to meet the growing demand for senior financial experts across the business world.

Our Master of Finance degree program is designed to prepare you for senior management positions, including C-Suite positions, through a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of financial practice. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the quantitative and qualitative skills needed to better guide the financial decision-making process across an organization.

Additionally, it provides a good foundation for earning top financial certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Executive Ph.D. in Information Technology

This PhD programme can enhance your professional qualifications. From identifying cyber threats, to using big data analytics, to making data-driven policy decisions, you'll take a leadership role in data science and information technology.

Core courses - 18 credits required

Area of Specialization - 21 credits required

Specialized Area Electives - 21 credits required

Professional Application (Internship)

Executive Ph.D. in Leadership

During the PhD in Educational Leadership, you will engage in a comprehensive study of effective leadership, teaching and management methods. The PhD in Leadership will also delve into the political skills involved in educational decision-making processes, program planning and evaluation strategies.

Leadership Core Course - 24 credits required

Professional Studies - 24 credits required

Specialized Area Electives - 18 credits required

Professional Application (Internship)

 

Tuition & Scholarships

Beginning at $315, but in most cases, the cost for each credit hour is from $500 - $700, textbook included. This range of cost makes UC one of the most affordable Day 1 CPT universities in the U.S.

Program Duration Credits Required Cost per credit Total Cost
Master 20 months 35 (CPT included) $549 $19,215
Doctorate Program - Business/Management 3-4 years 66 (CPT excluded) $749 $49,434
Doctorate Program - Information Technology 3-4 years 60 (CPT excluded) $749 $44,940

University of Cumberlands currently does not offer scholarships to international students. But if you apply through us, we can waive your application fee.

Academic Calendar 2024 - 2025

Semester Start Date Application Deadline Terms
5/4/2024 4/21/2024 Summer1
6/15/2024 6/7/2024 Summer2
8/31/2024 7/26/2024 Fall1
10/12/2024 9/27/2024 Fall2
1/4/2025 12/20/2024 Spring1
2/15/2025 1/31/2025 Spring2

Initial F1 Students: 3 months before the first day of the term.

If you missed the deadline, please get in touch with us. We are the official recruitment partner of the University of Cumberlands; we can help you accelerate your application.

Application

Step 1: Fill out this form

Step 2: Follow the instructions of received email

You will receive an email with instructions, follow the instructions to

  • Fill out the Online Application Form
  • Submit your Resume
  • Submit your Master’s Degree Transcript(Official Edition)
  • Submit a copy of your current/valid I-20
  • Language Fluency Proof (i.e. TOFEL)
  • Bank Statement to prove financial ability

Step 3: Accept the offer

Normally, the application requires approximately 4 weeks to be processed by the university. If you are in a rash and need an emergency admission, please contact us for expedited application service.

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