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Recreation Administration, MS in Recreation

Master of Science in Recreation

The Master of Science in Recreation with a major in recreation administration provides students with a general approach to mid-level management of recreation and leisure services in a wide variety of settings.

It's especially designed for those seeking administrative positions in public agencies, private and commercial organizations, campus recreation, military recreation, or general park administration and management. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, 'the average park and recreation agency employs four executive personnel, seven administrative personnel, and three planning and development personnel.' Under succession planning, working professionals with an advanced degree in recreation administration are better positioned to move up into those executive and administrative positions.

As a student in this program, you complete 35 semester hours of graduate credit. Courses cover such topics as the philosophy of leisure and recreation; human resource management; finance and budget; research in health, kinesiology, and recreation; and statistics in public health. No thesis is required for this program, but you do complete a capstone project involving the application of key principles to an in-depth study of a practical problem or an experiential internship.

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $437.68
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1313.04
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $525.22
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1575.66

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