The Master of Science in Public Service Management (M.S.P.) degree is offered as a part of Cumberland Universitys institutional outreach to provide opportunities for advanced study in fields appropriate to the needs of the community. The program seeks to provide individuals who have attained the baccalaureate degree, in any field, with an opportunity to acquire advanced expertise while continuing to work full-time during the period of enrollment.
The program-of-study was instituted in 1996 with the first graduates receiving the Master of Science in Public Service Management degree at the May, 1998, graduation. Enrollment in the M.S.P. degree program is limited. Students who enter the two-year program will attend classes for five (5) consecutive semesters usually sequenced fall-spring-summer-fall-spring.
Primarily, students are admitted for the incoming class during the fall semester, but other admitted students may become part of the program, on a space available basis, in other terms.