The College of Health and Public Service, formerly the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, takes academics beyond the classroom and into the community, offering hands-on experience across a variety of social issues. Nationally ranked graduate programs include audiology, city management and urban policy, public management administration, rehabilitation counseling, and an online criminal justice program.

  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 1st in the nation for affordability by Collegechoice.net
  • Online graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 2nd in the nation by TheBestSchools.org
  • M.P.A. (public affairs) program with specialty in local government management ranked 1st in Texas and 5th among public universities and 8th overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 8th in the nation by GuideToOnlineSchools.com
  • Online graduate rehabilitation counseling programranked 14th for best affordability by Onlineu.org 
  • Online bachelor's in criminal justice program ranked 14th in the nation by CriminalJusticeDegreeSchools.com
  • Online undergraduate rehabilitation studies program ranked 14th in the nation as a best buy by GetEducated.com
  • Graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 1st in Texas and 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 18th in the nation by BestColleges.com
  • Doctorate in public administration and management program ranked 23rd in the nation by ValueColleges.com
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 24th in the nation by GuideToOnlineSchools.com
  • Master's in public administration program ranked 25th in the nation for best value by ValueColleges.com 
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 29th in the nation by MastersProgramsGuide.com
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 30th in the nation by Collegechoice.net
  • Online master's in criminal justice program ranked 30th in the nation byCollegechoice.net 
  • Undergraduate criminal justice program (homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting) ranked 31st in the nation for best value and 39th in the nation for veterans by CollegeFactual.com
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 34th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Graduate audiology programs ranked 48th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 
  • Master's in speech language pathology program ranked 49th in the nation by TopMastersinHealthcare.com
  • M.P.A. (public affairs) program ranked 50th among public universities and 72nd overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report