Admission Requirement Information

• Completed Cumberland University Application (nonrefundable application fee of $100)

• Three recent passport sized photographs.

• Resume with the specific degree and area of study you are seeking.

• Graduation Certificate from previous Institutions attended.

• Professional Vita (Only Master’s & Doctoral), including degrees earned, ministry and/or counseling experience, and career goals.

• Official Transcripts received officially from all previous high school or college-level academic work. Master’s & Doctoral Applicants must have an earned Bachelor/ Master’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited Seminary or graduate school, with a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.0 scale.

• GRE scores (combined score of 1000 desired for Quantitative and Verbal Sections) MAT scores may be accepted.

• TOEFL score (if native language is not English): with a minimum score of 550 on paper version of test and 225 on computer version of test.

• Three Letters of Recommendation (At least one letter must be from a pastor and, if possible, one from a professor. All should be obtained from individuals qualified to address the applicant’s maturity, academic performance, motivation, and ethics. Letters must be received by mail from its author)

• A 400 word Letter of Intent specifying the applicant’s purpose and academic goals for applying Cumberland University. It is the intent of Cumberland University to accept those students who have shown by their foundational experiences, studies, and desires that they feel led by the Lord to pursue a higher education to Glorify the Kingdom of God.


• If admitted, the student will make an appointment with a faculty advisor.
• Together they will evaluate the student’s admission materials and create a plan of study, Including appropriate foundational, core, and concentration courses and majors.
• The students complete admissions portfolio will then be presented to the University Admissions Committee, which upon signed agreement, will become the graduation contract between the University and the student.
• The student will meet all financial requirements before the admission process is completed.
• The Board of Academic Directors of Cumberland University will determine if schools attended by the applicant meets the accepted standards of accreditation for admission.