Dr. Lamar Johanson, Executive Director

Room 200, Tarleton Center – Central Texas

(254) 519-5447


To provide public higher education to underserved areas of the state, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board developed the model of university system centers, which offer upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees in these areas. On September 1, 1999, the first functional university system center in Texas opened its doors as Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas.

Located in Killeen, Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas is the newest extension of Tarleton State University’s educational outreach. The Center serves as facilitator for a variety of courses and degrees from other A&M System universities around the state. Tarleton Center – Central Texas has a diverse student population of over 1,200. Many are on active duty in the military, fulfilling the increased educational requirements of career soldiers. As a result, Tarleton Center – Central Texas offers evening and weekend classes to accommodate students, both civilian and military, who work during the day. Advisors are available to assist with financial aid, degree plans, and career planning.

Tarleton offers the Master of Business Administration degree program and the Bachelor of Business Administration in Interdisciplinary Business on post at Fort Hood. Courses on Fort Hood are offered in eight-week sessions, with two sessions during the fall, two during the spring, and one in the summer. Most courses on Fort Hood are offered at night or on the weekend.

Of the more than 80 degrees available to Tarleton students, 20 are currently offered at the Tarleton Center – Central Texas. Plans are under way to increase degree offerings via distance learning.

Undergraduate degree programs offered include

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate degree programs include:

Master of Arts in History

Master of Business Administration

Master of Criminal Justice

Master of Education in Educational Administration

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Master of Science in Information Systems

Master of Science in Liberal Studies

Master of Science in Management

Tarleton Center – Central Texas, dedicated to creating a culture of excellence for students, is located on the corner of South Clear Creek Road and University Drive in Killeen. For more information, visit www.tarleton.edu or call (254) 526-8262.