2018-2019 General Catalog 
    Mar 19, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, M.S.

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Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Annex C, RM 1085

Minimum Master Hours: 36

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers either a thesis (research) or non-thesis (professional) preparation program. You can specialize in areas involving tourism, commercial recreation, natural resource management, therapeutic recreation, or experiential education.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Students must have earned a Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for the final two years of undergraduate work. Students with degrees not in Parks, Recreation and Tourism are encouraged to apply, but will enroll in content awareness classes.
  2. Three letters recommendation (forms can be found at the Graduate School Application Website below).
  3. Resume indicating background and experience.
  4. For international applicants, performance on TOEFL meeting the requirement of the Graduate School.
  5. Entrance examination (written composition of approximately 10 pages).
  6. Graduate school application, fee, and official transcripts.
  7. Scores of 155 Verbal and 145 Quantitative on the GRE. Comparable scores on alternate graduate exams may be acceptable (e.g., GMAT).
  8. All materials can be submitted electronically at:

Graduate School Application Website

Application Materials Due Date. Students seeking fall admission to the MS program should complete their graduate applications by March 1.

International applicants are encouraged to allow additional time for the applications process. In addition, the international student applicant pool is highly competitive, and most successful applicants have arranged for faculty sponsorship prior to completing their applications with the Department.

Master Requirements for Parks, Recreation and Tourism (Thesis)

Master Requirements for Parks, Recreation and Tourism (Non-Thesis)

Capstone Experience

 Must contain service learning and a significant project


Area of Specialization Negotiated with supervisory committee (up to 50% can be approved by advisor)

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