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King University News :: King University Announces Spring 2015 Graduate & Professional Studies Programs

BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2014 – This spring, working adults in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will have the opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor’s, 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.

“It has never been a better time for working adults to return to school to pursue their degree,” says Mona Salyer, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management Graduate Professional Studies Tri-Cities. “Whether they attend one night a week in one of our 14 locations or completely online, they can complete their degree in as little as 16 months. This allows them the balance they need for work and family, as well as the opportunity to achieve a goal that could launch their careers in a whole new direction.”

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 2015 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include Pathway and baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Applied Science, Information Technology, and Nursing. Master’s programs include Education and professional Business Administration. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree 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, and Nursing. Master’s degree programs include Business Administration, and Nursing with specialization areas including Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education.

Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration in Big Stone Gap. King’s instructional site in Richlands will be offering Nursing as well as both bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration.

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

Recent expansion at King’s Knoxville campus has allowed for additional degree offerings for area residents. Knoxville-area residents’ degree offerings include Pathway, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, Communication, Applied Science, Psychology, and Nursing. Graduate programs include Business Administration and Education.

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

King’s Nashville campus, located in Franklin, Tenn., will offer greater Nashville-area students baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Health Informatics, and Healthcare Administration, and Nursing.

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 Salyer. “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 along with bachelor’s degrees English, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Applied Science, Communication, Criminal Justice, History, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics, Information Technology, Nursing, Psychology, and Religious Studies. Master’s degree programs available online include Business Administration, and Nursing with specializations in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. Nursing graduate students may also study online for their dual degree in Business Administration. Visit for details.

King’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has a blended format curriculum of online and on-site coursework. The students will participate in three face-to-face colloquia at King’s Hardin Valley campus in Knoxville, Tenn. Additional information on King’s new DNP program can be found at

Applications are now being accepted for spring enrollment. For more information about King’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs degree options available in Tennessee, or financial aid opportunities, call the King University Office of Admissions at (800) 362-0014, email, or visit Applications may also 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.