M.A. in Recreation Administration
The M.A. in recreation administration degree program is designed to develop leisure-service delivery skills and form a solid knowledge base preparatory to leadership and supervisory roles for a variety of leisure-service industries including municipal, outdoor, therapeutic, military, church, youth, commercial/tourism, and industrial.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 33
The M.A. in recreation administration degree program is designed to develop skills preparatory to leadership and supervisory roles in a variety of leisure-service careers, including municipal, outdoor, therapeutic, military, church, youth, commercial/tourism, and industrial.
For the M.A. in recreation administration, a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate study is required, which shall include the following:
Core Curriculum (18 hours)
RA 600ÑIssues and Trends in Park and Recreation Programs RA 601ÑPark and Recreation Program Development and Promotion RA 602ÑAssessment and Evaluation of Park and Recreation Programs RA 625ÑResearch Design and Evaluation RA 680ÑLeisure Programming for Senior Adults 500-600ÑStatistics (adviser approved)
Nonthesis Option (15 hours)
RA 653ÑIndependent Research RA 654ÑDirected Event Programming 9 hours approved electives
Thesis Option (15 hours)
RA 697ÑThesis (6 hours) 9 hours approved electives
Other Academic Requirements
Students who have not completed an internship or who lack professional work experience within the park and recreation field will complete a 3- hour internship (PRM 627) as one of the electives within the degree program.