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King University Announces Spring 2018 Degree Programs for Working Adults

BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 6, 2017 – 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 and Online Programs (GPS) as well as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree. Applications are now being accepted for spring 2018 enrollment.

“It has never been a better time for working adults to return to school to pursue their degree,” says Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management. “Whether they attend one night a week in one of our 13 locations or entirely online, they can complete their major coursework 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. Offered at the University’s Bristol and Knoxville campuses as well as online, Pathway allows students to complete all general education and elective requirements so they can smoothly transition into their degree coursework.

The spring 2018 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, and Elementary Education (K-6 licensure), as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses. A licensure program for English as a Second Language is also available in an online format. The Master of Education program offers degrees in Curriculum and Instruction or Instructional Leadership. The Master of Business Administration for Professionals degree program is also available.

Students, at King’s Kingsport campus, have bachelor’s degree options that include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, and Nursing. Graduate programs available include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Professionals as well as.

Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration in Richlands. Social Work as well as the Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program and a post-master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate program are available in Abingdon at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.

Area residents in Morristown have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Nursing. King’s Sevierville satellite location offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

King’s Knoxville campus at Hardin Valley offers area residents degree options including Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education (K-6 licensure), Healthcare Administration, Communication, Psychology, and Nursing. Master’s degree programs include Business Administration, as well as the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. A post-master’s certificate is available for the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is also available in Knoxville.

Students also have the option of obtaining their King University degree online. “We are excited to provide working adults with additional, convenient ways to obtain a quality degree and further their education,” said Crews. “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 and bachelor’s degree programs in English, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Health Informatics, Healthcare Administration, History, Information Technology, Nursing, Psychology, and Religious Studies. The Master of Business Administration for Professionals and Master of Education in Instructional Leadership degree programs are also available online. Visit for details.

A licensure program for English as a Second Language is also available in an online format. The program is Tennessee approved and meets Virginia standards. Visit for details.

For more information about King’s Graduate, Professional, and Online Studies 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-affiliated, 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 on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.