Outdoor Recreation, MSR
Master of Science in Recreation
The IU Online Master of Science in Outdoor Recreation offers foundational courses in outdoor recreation, as well as four specializations to deepen your understanding of the areas that interest you most.
Gain the skills to design, develop, and implement experiences that promote meaningful and healthy relationships between people and outdoor resources. Develop an understanding of the dimensions of human ecology. Learn the importance of connecting people to the environment around them.
Prepare for a career in such fields as:
- Outdoor recreation management
- Resource management
- Camping administration
- Outdoor/environmental education and interpretation
- Outdoor leadership
- Public health
- Safety, wellness, or recreation
Tailor your degree to your professional interests by choosing one of four specializations:
- Outdoor Interpretation
- Resource Management
- Outdoor Leadership
- Outdoor Recreation
To earn the MS in Recreation: Outdoor Recreation, you must complete 35 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:
- All new master’s degree students must complete the noncredit online course, Foundational Knowledge in Public Health, available through IU Expand, no later than the end of their first semester of graduate study.
- Outdoor recreation core courses (17–20 credits)
- Capstone courses (2–5 credits)
- Specialization courses (12 credits)
- Electives (3–6 credits)