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Health Sciences and Human Services Programs

The College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS) at Tarleton State University serves 1,600 students enrolled in successful, established programs in counseling, medical lab sciences, nursing, public health, and social work. 

Many of these programs are offered across the Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, and Stephenville campuses with some offered online via the Global Campus. After earning their degrees, our graduates fulfill crucial needs across Texas in human services professions and health science career paths.

Department of Counseling

Tarleton’s Department of Counseling offers a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which includes coursework that satisfies the academic requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. Students with a teaching certificate and two years of teaching experience may take coursework that satisfies the academic requirements for the TExES school counseling certification test. 

The Counseling faculty truly care and mentor students while maintaining high academic standards. Counseling courses are offered online, in a hybrid format, or on evenings and weekends to meet the busy demands of career and family.

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health 

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health offers prestigious programs in both the Fort Worth Medical District and on the Stephenville campus. Preparing students for a variety of health science careers, Tarleton’s programs in this innovative department include: 

Our laboratory education programs prepare students for well-paying and high demand health science careers in clinical laboratories. Our Public Health programs include Health Educator, Public Health Laboratory Scientist, and pre-graduate tracks.

School of Nursing

Celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing nursing education, the School of Nursing boasts more than 1,000 students earning their nursing degrees. Tarleton’s nursing programs include: 

Our nursing students have a 90.9% pass rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure (NCLEX) exams and are making a real impact on Texas healthcare.

Department of Social Work 

Students enrolled in Tarleton’s Social Work program respond to the diverse needs of multicultural communities throughout North and Central Texas, with an emphasis on service to Hispanic, military, and rural populations. Providing employment opportunities in a variety of human services careers, social work graduates in Texas are eligible for licensure through our baccalaureate program (BSW degree) and graduate program (MSW degree).

Faculty engage with students in research and community-based projects, which form the foundation of our excellent curriculum. The profession of social work is guided by a Code of Ethics, with core values of service integrity, the importance of human relationships, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, and competence.

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Earn a Health Sciences and Human Services degree from Tarleton

Tarleton State University offers a variety of career-advancing degrees through the College of Health Sciences and Human Services to students across east Texas. Tarleton’s programs offered include: Counseling, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, Nutrition Science, BSN and MSN, as well as BSW and MSW degrees. 


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