HPS Facts

The College of Health and Public Service (HPS) was founded in 1968 to address problems facing the aging population. Through the years, the college has added departments and programs that tackle important social issues by training students for professional careers that impact our communities. Our mission is to strengthen communities through education, research and engagement.

Leading the Way

  • 1st Emergency Administration & Planning program in the nation
  • 1st Online academic certification in Volunteer Management
  • 1st Accredited Behavior Analysis program by Association of Behavior Analysis International
  • 1st Private Investigation Academy accredited by the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • 1st Center for Studies in Aging in the nation

Ranked Programs

  • Audiology graduate program ranked 48th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Master's in speech language pathology ranked 49th in the nation by TopMastersinHealthcare.com (2017)
  • Online criminal justice program ranked 1st in the nation for affordability by Collegechoice.net (2016) 
  • Criminal justice program ranked 8th in the nation for best value by Onlineu.org (2016)
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 16th in the nation by GuideToOnlineSchools.com (2017)
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 19th in the nation by BestColleges.com (2017)
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 33rd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2017)
  • Online criminal justice program ranked 24th in the nation by Collegechoice.net (2016)
  • Criminal justice program ranked 36th in the nation for best value by CollegeFactual.com (2016)
  • Public administration (city management/urban policy) master’s program ranked 1st in Texas and 13th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2017, 2016)
  • Public management administration graduate program ranked 24th in the nation by ValueColleges.com (2016)
  • Public management administration graduate program ranked 29th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Public affairs graduate program ranked 63rd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Online graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 4th in the nation by GuideToOnlineSchools.com (2017)
  • Graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 1st in Texas and 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2017, 2016)

Hands-on Experience

  • Emergency Operations Center Lab provides hands-on experience to future city and emergency management administrators using innovative technology
  • UNT SERVES! allows students to live and learn in a service-oriented environment with more than 50 UNT SERVES! students in Kerr Hall
  • Criminalistics Laboratory and Crime Scene Village houses physical evidence such as fingerprints, shoe impressions, firearms, drugs, and fibers for students to analyze
  • UNT WELL (Wellness and Employment Learning Laboratory) provides research opportunities and clinical experience in rehabilitation studies
  • UNT Speech & Hearing Center provides experiential learning opportunities to graduate students, observational opportunities for undergraduates and experiential learning opportunities to select undergraduates

Community Engagement

  • Behavior Analysis partners with Easter Seals and the Child Study Center to provide services for children on the autism spectrum
  • Success for Life through Reading has donated over 40,000 books to low-income pre-school children while providing service learning opportunities for UNT students to tutor the pre-school children
  • Speech & Hearing houses a state of the art clinic that provides speech and audiology services to the community