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Master of Science in Recreation, Sport and Tourism

Job opportunities in parks & recreation, sports management, hotel management, convention & tourist bureaus, health & fitness clubs, and volunteer & youth agencies are on the rise. This program prepares employees in these fields for supervisory or administrative positions. This fully online program is sequenced; students take the courses in order. Program can be completed in 18 months.

Delivery Method


Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA in last 60 Credit Hours

  • No GRE Required

  • Statement of Purpose outlining area of study

  • Three letters of Recommendation

  • Official transcripts

  • Resume

  • Program begins in September, January or May. Applications Accepted Year-Round. Deadlines: August 15 for September; December 5 for January; April 15 for May.

Transfer Policy

Students can transfer up to 12 credit hours and those courses are reviewed by the Graduate Committee after a student has completed 8 graded credit hours.

Special Characteristics

Flexible program that accommodates students who need to "stop out" during a busy time of their employment. Students who stop out can return at the next term and begin where they left off. Students typically spend 15-25 hours per week on the course and do not need to be logged in concurrently with other students. Most students complete course work at night and on weekends. Almost all RST students work full time.