Dr. Karen R. Murray, Associate Vice President - Outreach
Stephenville - Administration Building - Room 237
(254) 968-9103/ (817) 732-7300
Dr. Calvin Lawrence, Director of Education and Related Programs - Southwest Metroplex
Room 455, Hickman Building-Fort Worth
Dr. Sankar Sundarrajan, Director of Business and Related Programs - Southwest Metroplex
Room 405 Hickman Building-Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Granbury, Weatherford and Cleburne, Texas
Tarleton State University – Southwest Metroplex, an outreach center of Tarleton State University, has operated programs serving the needs of Tarrant, Johnson and Parker Counties for over 30 years. Initial programs started in 1978 in the area of Medical Laboratory Science provide critically needed health care professionals for the rapidly growing Metroplex. Those programs were followed by cooperative programs with the Fort Worth ISD to offer an alternative teacher certification program to meet critical needs for teachers in 2000. Since that time, Tarleton has expanded program offerings at this location, to include a variety of programs in Education, Counseling, Business, Psychology, Industrial Engineering, and Criminal Justice. Programs include both master’s level course work, and junior/senior level courses for baccalaureate degree completion. Baccalaureate degree completion programs are designed to build upon associate programs offered at Tarrant County Community College, Weatherford College and Hill College-Johnson County.
Students enrolling at Tarleton – Southwest Metroplex may choose courses and entire programs offered via a variety of delivery modes including face-to-face, blended or on-line. Some programs may be offered in a wholly on-line format, some blended and some face-to-face, while others are offered in a cohort model. Consult the programs listing for the type of delivery modes available for each program offered through the Southwest Metroplex Center.
Tarleton – Southwest Metroplex has a diverse student population comprised mostly of working-adults seeking master’s degrees and community college graduates or returning students seeking baccalaureate completion degrees. Classes are offered in the evenings, days and weekends to accommodate both part-time and full-time students. Advisors and support staff are available to assist with admission and degree plans.
Administrative offices for the Tarleton – Southwest Metroplex are located at 6777 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas at the Hickman Building. Classrooms are located in Tarleton operated facilities at the Hickman Building in Fort Worth, the R.C. Schaffer Building in Fort Worth, and the Dora Lee Langdon Center in Granbury. In addition, classrooms may be utilized at Weatherford College in Weatherford, Hill College in Cleburne, Tarrant County College in Fort Worth and Arlington, and Luella Merritt School-FWISD in Fort Worth.
Nine graduate level master’s degree programs, eighteen undergraduate degree programs and eight certification options are available through our Southwest Metroplex outreach center at one or more of our classroom locations.
Graduate Programs include:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Criminal Justice
- Master of Education, Counseling
- Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
- Master of Education, Education Administration
- Master of Science, Counseling Psychology
- Master of Science, Management and Leadership
Additional graduate coursework is offered toward the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, and courses are also offered in the areas of Mathematics, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Biology, English, History, and Fine Arts. These courses support concentrations in Public Administration and Health Care Administration for the MBA, concentrations in the Liberal Studies Degree, and concentrations in the Secondary Education option of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.
Undergraduate programs include:
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Business
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice Administration
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Information Technology
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Manufacturing and Industrial Management
- Bachelor of Applied Technology, Health Professions Technology
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Business
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Management
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science, Accounting
- Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Teacher Education Grades Early Childhood – Grade 6 Generalist
- Bachelor of Science, Liberal Studies
- Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Science
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Associate of Applied Science, Histology
- Associate of Applied Science, Medical Laboratory Technology
Certification programs include:
- Superintendent Certification
- TMATE – Alternative Teacher Certification
- Principal Certification
- Counselor Certification
- Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Certification
- Histotechnology – Advanced Technical Certificate
- Medical Laboratory Technology – Advanced Technical Certificate
- Molecular Diagnostics
Additional information about any of these programs or teaching locations may be obtained by visiting Tarleton State University Southwest Metroplex, 6777 Camp Bowie Boulevard Suite 500, or by calling (817) 732-7300 or by visiting on the web at www.tarleton.edu/fortworth.
Admission to one of the Southwest Metroplex programs requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and that a student be TSI complete. Applicants must meet the transfer admission standards for Tarleton State University. On site academic support services include advising and GRE/GMAT testing.