Christopher Newport University - Master's Degree

Christopher Newport University (CNU) is a public university located in Newport News, Virginia.CNU offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in academic departments and colleges that include Arts and Humanities, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the Luter School of Business.

  • Average Tuition USD 40,222
  • Acceptance Rate 56%
  • Students 5,221
  • International Students 1%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The city of Newport News has a rich history, and offers students a great location in which they can explore the great outdoors. In addition, the city hosts many event and festivals throughout the year, including a food and wine festival, and the One City Marathon which is held every year. Christopher Newport University also offers students a great environment on campus with many state of the art facilities that includes a new library.

Christopher Newport University has over 5000 students that represent over 25 states in the US, and 38 different countries. CNU students have plenty of opportunities to be active of campus with over 225 clubs and organizations that focus on many interests that include the African Student Union (ASU), and the Arabic Club.

Master Programs

  • 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606, United States

    Applied Physics and Computer Science

    USD 12,696 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606, United States

    Environmental Science

    USD 12,696 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606, United States


    USD 12,696 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 92
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 295
  • Average SAT Score 1155


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    Established in 1960


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          • Testimony
            1999-2003, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Class of 2003

            Looking back at my time at CNU, the high level of education and interaction with my professors was amazing and I think really unique. My program specifically was full of such great professors and offered such opportunities to add real life experience to help enrich my experience. The field work that I was able to do in Africa and in Central America was absolutely essential to my choice of furthering my education with a Master's program in Anthropology. Thanks to CNU and the Sociology Department (Robert Durel, Joe Healey, Lea Pellet) for a great foundation for my education!

          • Testimony
            1987-1991, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Class of 1991

            CNC (now CNU) was a great small campus with excellent faculty and facilities. Throughout the years, it has expanded and changed into a different type of school with on-site dorms and changes in program offerings, but the quality of education does not appear to have diminished.

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            2004-2008, Minor

            Class of 2004

            I loved my time at CNU. I had incredible faculty that continue to impact me today. The atmosphere was incredible, hopeful, and challenging. I didn't appreciate it fully until I left for graduate school and watched my new cohort struggle through readings and concepts I had become familiar with as a sophomore. The campus is beautiful and growing. If you need more proof of what a great place this is, the school was recently given the honor of an incredible recommendation by the ACTA: