To be admitted to the Master of Science in Public Service Management degree program of Cumberland University, the applicant must (1) be the holder of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university; (2) complete an application form; (3) submit transcripts of all previously completed college or university work; (4) submit satisfactory scores on the Miller Analogies Test [MAT]; (5) provide three  confidential recommendations (forms provided); (6) participate in an on-campus interview with the M.S.P. Admissions Committee; and (7) attend an orientation session.
Completed application forms should be returned at least twenty (20) days prior to the beginning of the term in which the applicant expects to enroll. All materials, completed forms, transcripts, and test scores, along with a $50.00 non-refundable Application Fee, should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Cumberland University, One Cumberland Square, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087-3408. All materials become the property of Cumberland University and will not be returned.
Should an applicant choose not to enter the M.S.P. degree program in the term indicated on the application, notification should be given to the Office of Graduate Admissions of the change in educational plans and the new date of desired entry if applicable. Otherwise, the original admission will be cancelled and the file discontinued. A new application may be required for admission at a later date.