Tarleton State University Waco

McLennan Community College-University Center, Waco, Texas

Tarleton State University Waco, an outreach teaching site of Tarleton State University, delivers programs serving the needs of McLennan (Waco) and Hill (Hillsboro) Counties as a four-year partner of the University Center hosted by Waco's McLennan Community College (MCC-UC). Waco and McLennan County represent a rapidly growing population not served by a four-year public institution. In response to a major identified community need for baccalaureate and master’s-level degree programs, McLennan Community College established a University Center to host four-year institutional partners in offering these degree programs on the MCC campus, with Tarleton as one of the inaugural partners. Since 2002, Tarleton has expanded program offerings at this location, to include a variety of programs in Education, Counseling, Business, Psychology, Manufacturing and Industrial Management, Criminal Justice, Accounting, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Social Work, and Agriculture and Environmental Science. Programs include doctoral level course work (Ed.D. in Educational Leadership), master’s level course work, and junior/senior-level courses for baccalaureate degree completion. Baccalaureate degree completion programs are designed to build upon Associate Degree programs offered at McLennan Community College.

Students enrolling at Tarleton Waco may choose courses and entire academic programs offered via a variety of delivery modes including face-to-face, blended/hybrid (face-to-face plus online), or online. Some programs may be offered in a totally online format, some in a blended/hybrid format, and some in face-to-face format, while others are offered in a cohort model program-delivery design. Consult the programs listing (below) for the type of delivery modes available for each program Tarleton offers through the University Center at MCC.

Tarleton Waco has a diverse student population comprised primarily of working adults seeking master’s degrees and community college graduates, or returning-to-college students seeking baccalaureate-completion degrees. Classes are offered in the evenings, days, and weekends to accommodate both part-time and full-time students. Advisors and support staff are available to assist with admission and degree plans, and a financial assistance counselor is also available to assist current and prospective Tarleton Waco students.

Administrative offices for Tarleton Waco Programs are located at 1400 College Drive, specifically at the Michaelis Academic Center (Room 101), on the McLennan Community College campus. Classrooms are used in various building locations on the MCC Campus.

One doctoral degree program, seven graduate-level master’s degree programs, 17 undergraduate degree completion programs, and two certification options are available through our Tarleton Waco outreach teaching site.

Graduate Programs include:

  • Master of Accounting (Pending THECB and SACSCOC Approvals)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Education, Educational Administration
  • Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Social Work
  • Ed.D. (Doctoral Program) in Educational Leadership

The Master of Education degree in Counseling and the Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership will be phased out by the university beginning in the Fall of 2016, no new admits will be accepted into these programs.

Undergraduate programs include:

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Business
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Manufacturing and Industrial Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology, Health Professions Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business (Pending THECB and SACSCOC Approvals)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Teacher Education, Language Arts/Social Sciences Grades 4-8, Early Childhood – Grade 6 Generalist
  • Bachelor of Science, General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Services and Development will be phased out on the Waco campus beginning in the Fall of 2017, no new admits will be accepted into this program.The Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness will replace the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Services and Development effective Fall of 2017.

Certification programs include:

  • Superintendent Certification
  • School Principal Certification

Additional information about any of these programs or our teaching locations may be obtained by personally visiting:

Tarleton State University Waco
1400 College Drive
McLennan Community College's Michaelis Academic Center, Room 101;
by calling (254) 299-8322; and/or visiting on the web at www.tarleton.edu/waco

Admission to one of the Waco undergraduate programs requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and a student being TSI complete. Applicants must meet the transfer admission standards for Tarleton State University. On-site academic support services include advising, writing support, Math lab, and proctored testing.

Dr. Kim Rynearson, Associate Vice President – Outreach and Off-Campus Programs
Administration Building
Room 237
(254) 968-9916

Dr. Russ Higham, Director – Waco Outreach Programs
Michaelis Academic Center, MCC-UC
Room 124
(254) 299-8838