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 7th in the nation by TheBestSchools.org
  • M.P.A. (graduate public administration) program with specialty in homeland security and emergency management ranked 1st in Texas, 4th among public universities and 5th overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • M.P.A. (graduate public administration) program with specialty in local government management ranked 1st in Texas and 5th among public universities and 5th overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online master's in rehabilitation counseling program ranked 6th in the nation by OnlineMasters.com
  • Online graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 7th in the nation for affordability by BestCounselingDegrees.net
  • Online master's in criminal justice program with concentration in justice policy and administration ranked 11th in the nation and named best credit transfer institution by OnlineMasters.com
  • Online master's in health and services administration program with concentration in gerontology ranked 11th in the nation by OnlineMasters.com
  • Graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 1st in Texas, 11th among public universities and 12th overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • 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
  • Online bachelor’s in criminal justice program ranked 14th in the nation by BestColleges.com
  • Online master's in criminal justice program ranked 15th in the nation for best value by Onlineu.org
  • Online graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 18th in the nation by BestCollegeReviews.org.
  • M.P.A. (graduate public administration) program ranked 21st in the nation for affordability by GreatValueColleges.net.
  • Online bachelor's criminal justice program ranked 23rd in the nation by TheBestSchools.org
  • Online master’s criminal justice program ranked 27th in nation by TheBestSchools.org
  • M.P.A. (graduate public administration) program with specialty in public finance and budgeting ranked 2nd in Texas, 22nd among public universities and 27th overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 24th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Undergraduate criminal justice program with concentration in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting ranked 27th in the nation for best value and 40th in the nation for veterans by CollegeFactual.com
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 29th in the nation by MastersProgramsGuide.com
  • Online master's in criminal justice program ranked 47th in the nation by OnlineMasters.com
  • Online bachelor's in criminal justice program ranked 48th in the nation for affordability by TheBestSchools.org
  • 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. (graduate public administration) program ranked 4th in Texas, 57th among public universities and 82nd overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report