University of the Cumberlands – Northern Kentucky Campus PA Program Mission Statement

University of the Cumberlands has historically served students primarily, but not exclusively, from the beautiful mountain regions of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Alabama which have traditionally been described as Appalachia. The University’s impact can be seen in the achievements of its graduates who have assumed roles of leadership in this region and throughout the nation.

While located in the resort like area of Appalachia, with emphasis primarily on serving the beautiful mountain area, the university now reaches into every state and around the world through its student body and alumni.

UC continues to offer promising students of all backgrounds a broad based liberal arts program enriched with Christian values. The University strives for excellence in all of its endeavors and expects from students a similar dedication to this pursuit. Its commitment to a strong academic program is joined with a commitment to a strong work ethic. Cumberlands encourages students to think critically and creatively so that they may better prepare themselves for lives of responsible service and leadership. This focus of its undergraduate programs is extended and extrapolated into its graduate programs. These programs also nurture critical and creative thinking in pursuit of the “life-more-abundant” for both the individual and society. At Cumberlands, graduate study prepares professionals to be servant-leaders in their disciplines and communities, linking research with practice and knowledge with ethical decision-making.


Accreditation Status: Provisional
Campus: School of Health Sciences
Degrees Offered: Masters
Distance & Online Learning: None
Class Duration: 27 months
Class Capacity: 30 students
On-Campus Housing: Not available
Decision Criteria: Academics, health care experience, personal interview, personal statement
Seat Deposit: $1,000
Supplemental Application: Yes
International Students:  Not Accepted
TOEFL: Required (for international applicants)
Recommendation letters: 3 ,PA, physician


CASPA Participant? Yes
Application Deadline:March 1, 2019


Resident See Program website
Nonresident See Program website


Overall GPA 3.0
Prerequisite GPA No minimum
Science GPA No minimum
Science GPA Method


Required — MCAT not accepted in place of GRE


See Program website




For a complete list of the Physician Assistant Program details and requirements please visit the official PA program website.

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