Master of Science

Students in the master's degree program have four areas of interest or emphasis from which to chose:

Master of Science Specializations

A candidate for the M.S. degree must spend at least one semester on campus and complete a minimum of 36 graduate hours. Students select a thesis or a non-thesis option to fulfill their requirements. The thesis option requirements include 12 hours of core course work in leisure studies, 16 hours of restricted electives, and 8 hours of thesis. Students selecting the non-thesis option are required to complete 24 hours in core course work in leisure studies, 8 hours of restricted electives, and 4 hours for professional paper. A full-time student can complete the program in three or four semesters.

Additionally, students can earn a Master of Science degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism online. Consisting of nine courses in 8-week segments starting every two months, the degree can be completed in 18 months. Designed and taught by expert faculty and instructors, students are engaged in collaborative projects, culminating in a professional paper.