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BRISTOL, Tenn., March 12, 2014 – This summer, working adults in Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia will have the opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor’s, or master’s
degree from King University. Applications are now being accepted for summer enrollment.
Classes will begin the week of May 5, 2014.
King offers programs specifically designed with the adult learner in mind through
the University’s Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs (GPS) as well
as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate degree to
a bachelor’s degree.
“Our GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner. Time
and access is often a barrier for adult students to finish their degree,” said John
King, vice president of Development and Enrollment Management for King University.
“By offering classes in both convenient locations, one night per week, and in an online
format, the working adult may obtain their degree in as little as 16 months and open
the door for professional advancement.”
Adults who are beginning to pursue a college degree or who have completed fewer than
60 semester hours of coursework will benefit from participating in King’s Pathway
program. Offered at the University’s Bristol and Knoxville campuses, Pathway allows
students to complete all general education and elective requirements, so they can
smoothly transition into their degree coursework.
The summer 2014 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include Pathway, Business Administration,
Information Technology, Master of Business Administration for professionals, and Master
of Education. Business Administration will also be offered in Blountville.
Students, at King’s Kingsport campus, have bachelor’s degree options that include
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, along with a
master’s degree in Business Administration.
Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their bachelor’s
in Business Administration in Big Stone Gap or their bachelor’s or master’s degree
in Business Administration in Richlands.
King also offers a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Morristown.
Recent expansion at King’s Knoxville campus is allowing for additional degree offerings
for area residents. Knoxville-area residents’ bachelor’s degree options include Pathway,
Business Administration, Communication, Psychology, RN-BSN, Information Technology,
Criminal Justice, and Healthcare Administration. Master’s programs available this
summer include Business Administration.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree will also be offered this summer at
King’s instructional locations in Blount County, Harriman, Sevierville, and Strawberry
King’s newest campus is located in Franklin, Tenn. Degree offerings will include bachelor’s
degrees in Business Administration, Health Informatics, Information Technology, and
Nursing. Area residents will also have the option of studying for their master’s degree
in Business Administration.
Students also now have the option of obtaining their King University degree online.
“We are excited to provide working adults with additional ways to obtain a quality
degree and further their education,” said King. “Our degree programs are intended
to build knowledge and practice in the field, as well as foster professional integrity,
and promote personal growth.”
Online degree options include Associate of Arts (AA) along with bachelor’s degrees
in Business Administration, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Health
Administration, Health Informatics, Psychology, Communication, Interdisciplinary Studies,
Political Science/History, English, along with a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Beginning fall 2014, King will begin offering a new 24-month Doctor of Nursing Practice
degree program that will incorporate a blended onsite and online format. Application
deadline for the program is June 1, 2014.
Deadline for King’s fall 2014 Master of Science in Nursing program is May 1, 2014.
Applications are now being accepted for summer enrollment. Classes will begin the
week of May 5, 2014. Visit http://gps.king.edu for additional information.
For more information about King’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs
degree options available in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, or financial aid opportunities,
call the King University Office of Admissions at (800) 362-0014, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://gps.king.edu. Applications may be submitted online at apply.king.edu.
King University is a Presbyterian, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King
College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees
and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences,
pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration,
education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and
travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and
a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King
University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact
the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road,
Richlands, VA 24641.