Through the College of Professional Studies, Carson-Newman University offers innovative and transformational programs that are designed to equip you for a meaningful career, strong faith, and thriving life. Whether you are working to complete your first degree or seeking an advanced degree, we offer programs in a variety of formats—fully online, a mix of face-to-face and online, fully online with immersive, in-person experiences, and fully in-person. Regardless of the program, we offer a mix of innovative learning methods & transformational learning experiences—along with encouragement from support staff and one-on-one relationships with faculty—that will ensure your success. With the College of Professional Studies, you can complete a degree at C-N, in whatever format best fits your needs, that will help you reach your full potential and equip you to not only advance in your career but also empower you for a holistic, thriving life.
Affordable Christian Academic ExcellenceAt both the graduate and undergraduate level, Carson-Newman offers one of the most affordable & competitive tuition rates in the country! Check out your program of interest and see for yourself how affordable a C-N transformational learning experience can be.
Flexible and Convenient ProgramsWith a variety of flexible formats—including fully online—we have designed degrees and programs that fit your life needs. Many of our programs allow students to focus on just 1 or 2 two subject areas within accelerated 7.5 week courses.
Career and Time BalanceWhile accelerated programs can be challenging, we also believe in balancing life with career and educational pursuits. That’s why all our programs practice what we preach about balanced and thriving lives! Our degree program schedules factor in time for rest, breaks, and family over the course of the academic year.
Speed to CompletionEven with time for life built into our programs, you can still complete the majority of our programs in approximately 2 years or less! Without sacrificing an ounce of academic quality or excellence, we have actually designed pathways for the majority of our graduate and undergraduate programs to be completed in 2 years.
Minimize Prior Credit and LearningWhether you are starting fresh or transferring credits from another degree, program, or institution, you can gain advanced standing in programs through your prior learning experience, which will save you time and money as you pursue your learning and career goals.
Community of SupportAs you pursue your career and educational goals, we offer a wealth of university resources that are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
Bachelor of Science in Marketing (BSM)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA)
Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Master of Education (MEd)
Master of Education Practitioner Licensure (Job-Embedded)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate
Master of Arts in Applied Theology (MAAT)
Master of Science in Counseling
Education Specialist (EdS)
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
We believe in offering intentional Christian programming of academic excellence. Our faculty are not only Christians, but they are also experts in their fields working with first-tier, industry-leading partners. At Carson-Newman, you can expect a high-quality education serving distinctly Christian aims.
Don't just believe us. Check out some of fast facts about Carson-Newman.
#2 for social mobility
Carson-Newman is ranked #2 in social mobility of graduates out of all private universities in the state of Tennessee
#4 nursing program
C-N's Online nursing programs are ranked #4 out of all private universities in the Southeast US
#4 education program
C-N's Online education programs are ranked #4 out of all private universities in the Southeast US
#9 MBA program
Carson-Newman's online MBA is ranked #9 out of all private universities in the Southeast US
#4 MBA in Tennessee
C-N's Online MBA is ranked # 4 in the state of Tennessee by Best Value Schools