The King Graduate School prepares students to understand the unique characteristics of urban communities around the globe and to have a positive impact on them through a focused curriculum and applied research. KGS offers post-secondary degrees in Public Health, Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, Early Childhood and Childhood Urban/Special Education, Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management, Computer Science, and Data Science.
- A commitment to teaching and learning
- An integration of local, national, and international perspectives
- A practical, applied research-based approach to improving communities
The King Graduate School faculty is committed to facilitating learning and student achievement of the competencies required in each of our graduate programs. In that spirit, students are expected to learn proactively, commit to discover, apply and disseminate knowledge, and to recognize life-long learning as the path to successful professional and personal accomplishment.
Our approach places particular emphasis on competencies that are critical to personal and professional success. They include the ability to:
- Develop personal leadership qualities
- Communicate effectively
- Adapt to and manage change
- Engage in creative, strategic, and critical thinking
- Apply theories, concepts, and experience to real world situations
The King Graduate School offers a Professional Track (PT) for students enrolled in MBA, MPH, MPA, and MS programs who need professional development or work experience to supplement their program of study.
Students may be required to enroll in this track at the discretion of the admissions committee and/or Dean of the King Graduate School. Enrollment is based on a review of the student’s academic and professional experience.
Students may pursue this track and a concentration of their choice.
Students on the Professional Track are required to enroll in and complete either a Graduate Professional Development course or a Graduate Professional Experience course during their course of study. Once enrolled on the Professional Track, credits are required in addition to core courses and elective/concentration courses in order to graduate. Each internship opportunity must be approved in advance by a Dean of King Graduate School as an appropriate match for the student's academic program.
A student may petition to a Dean of King Graduate to be waived from the professional experience track.
Graduate Professional Experience and Professional Development Courses
Professional Experience Track one-credit courses include:
- Graduate Professional Experience courses: KG-690 Graduate Professional Experience I – KG-791 Graduate Professional Experience XII
This courses in this series provide students with an opportunity to combine academic study with valuable industry experience in their desired career track. Students work in an approved industry setting under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students apply theory to practice, gain managerial experience, enhance their resumes, clarify career goals, and make contact with potential employers.
- Graduate Professional Development course: KG-680 Graduate Internship Preparation I - KG-683 Graduate Internship Preparation Level IV
The courses in this series allow students to build their professional skill set and their confidence as they prepare for success in their chosen field. In addition to developing and enhancing their soft skills, students have the opportunity to increase their functional knowledge in specific areas to ensure they are prepared to tackle the challenges of today's increasingly competitive and constantly changing professional world.
These one-credit Foundation Courses serve two primary purposes:
- For students to master relevant knowledge and skills not included in their undergraduate studies.
- To provide graduate school students the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of fundamental concepts and/or sharpen specific skills as needed throughout their degree programs.
|KG-570||Foundations of Computer Science||1|
|KG-571||Foundations of Programming||2|
|KG-573||Foundations of Database||2|
|KG-574||Foundations of Computer Networks||2|
|KG-582||Management & Marketing Foundations||1|
|KG-602||Ethics & Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Perspective||2|
|KG-604||Graduate Research & Critical Analysis||3|
|KG-610||Organizational Change and Conflict Resolution||3|
|KG-620||Contemporary Leadership Issues||3|