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King University News :: King University Announces Graduate, Professional Studies & Online Degree Offerings for Summer 2014

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 Plains.

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 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, or visit Applications may be submitted online at


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 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.