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

This spring, working adults in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will have the opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from King University.

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 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 spring 2014 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include Pathway, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BIT), Master of Business Administration for professionals (MBA), and Master of Education (MEd).  The BBA degree will also be offered in Blountville.

Students, at King’s Kingsport campus, have degree options that include Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ), Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN), BBA, and MBA.

Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their RN-BSN in Abingdon, BBA and RN-BSN in Big Stone Gap, and BBA and MBA in Richlands.

King also offers the BBA and RN-BSN degree program in both Morristown and Strawberry Plains. Students in Sevierville have the opportunity to study for their BBA.

Recent expansion at King’s Knoxville campus has allowed for additional degree offerings for area residents. Knoxville-area residents’ degree options include Pathway, Bachelor of Science in Communication (COMM), Bachelor of Science in Psychology (PSYCH), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), BBA, RN-BSN, BIT, BSCJ, BSHA, and PMBA. Also offered in Knoxville will be the post-baccalaureate program for Secondary Education (SecEd) for those seeking teaching licensure.

Blount County and Harriman, Tenn., area residents will have the opportunity to earn their degree Business Administration or Nursing degree.

King’s newest campus, located in Franklin, Tenn., will initially offer four degree options for Nashville-area students including BBA, RN-BSN, and PMBA. The Nashville-area campus will host its first classes in January 2014. The Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics will be offered in spring 2014, pending final approval from SACS.

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, Health Administration, Psychology, Communication, Interdisciplinary Studies, History, English, along with the PMBA and Master of Science in Nursing.  King also offers the post-baccalaureate program for Secondary Education (SecEd) for those seeking teaching licensure in an online format. Heath Informatics will be offered in spring 2014, pending final approval from SACS.

Applications are now being accepted for spring enrollment.  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 or email  Applications may also be submitted online at


King University is a Presbyterian, master's-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.