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Harris College is vibrant and thriving with innovative students, faculty, programs and curricula – all making a difference for others. The academic units within Harris College – Communication Sciences & Disorders, Kinesiology, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing, and Social Work – are home to more than 1,600 students who are supported by committed and talented faculty and staff.

Harris College supports the mission, vision, and values of TCU; we prepare global citizens to think and practice as ethical leaders in health care and educational settings.

Harris College offers the following degree pathways:

Communication Sciences & Disorders

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Science in Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology


  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness
  • Bachelor of Science in Movement Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with Strength and Conditioning
  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Psychology
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Nurse Educator
  • Doctor of Nurse Practice
    • BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • BSN to DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
    • BSN to DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
    • BSN to DNP Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)(Adult-Gerontology and Pediatric Tracks)
    • Post-Master’s DNP

Nurse Anesthesia

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice –Anesthesia
  • Advanced Pain Management Fellowship

Social Work

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work

Health Sciences

  • Ph.D. in Health Sciences (interdisciplinary)

Students benefit from learning experiences in campus laboratories and hospitals, clinics, schools, fitness facilities, and community service agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. On campus, the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides services for more than 300 families each year and serves as a professional practice site for students majoring in speech pathology and habilitation of the deaf.

Faculty and students actively engage in research for the purpose of improving health and well-being.

Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to form mentoring relationships with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct studies in such areas as pharmacogenetics, carbohydrate metabolism, exercise physiology, health disparities, heart disease, aging, Parkinson’s disease, caregiving, language development in children with hearing loss, and forgiveness among others. Our graduates are competent, compassionate and in demand in the workforce.

The interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Health Sciences prepares future Teacher-Scholars who will be leaders in academia, industry, and practice settings. Ph.D. students pursue an emphasis area in one of our health disciplines (kinesiology, nursing, speech and hearing disorders, social work or nurse anesthesia) and are able to select a physical or social health science track. The three-year curriculum ensures that graduates enter the next phase of their career with skill and proficiency that is balanced between teaching and performing research.